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Sweet Citrus Fizz Cocktail

By Creativeculinary @CreativCulinary

This cocktail uses all of the favorite citruses; orange, lemon, and lime. For a simple but sensational drink, this Sweet Citrus Fizz Cocktail is one you need to make!

Sweet Citrus Fizz Cocktail

Spring has sprung right? Not yet? Well we are having spring like days in Denver and the truth is the first day of spring can easily mean blizzard like conditions in Colorado. I thought this Sweet Citrus Fizz Cocktail would be a great cocktail to bridge the seasons.

At least if it does snow in Colorado, Spring means it will be short lived, the sun will come out in the afternoon and all of the snow will have disappeared by the next day. Whoo Hoo!!

Filled with the bounty of winter citrus combined with a lightness that is perfect for warmer weather, this Sweet Citrus Fizz Cocktail seemed the perfect prelude to herald Spring in Denver.

Sweet Citrus Fizz Cocktail

The recipe is from a charming little book I have in my cookbook library, 'Cocktails for the Four Seasons' by Jenny Park and Teri Lyn Fisher; the duo behind the popular blog ' Spoon Fork Bacon.'

A small guide to cocktails using seasonal ingredients, it has a nice blend of classic cocktails with a twist as well as some of their own original creations like this Sweet Citrus Fizz Cocktail.

Everything is arranged by season and there are more than 50 cocktails included in this book. When I'm not in the mood to make something up myself, this one is one of my favorites.

One reason is because making these cocktails would not require you to take out a 2nd mortgage on your home. I can't tell you how many cocktails throw me for a loop with their long list of exotic ingredients.

Books for home users need to recognize that they are not going to have every elixir imaginable and yet still want to bring a creativity to their content...this one might be just that book if you're in the mood to start thinking beyond a margarita mix!

Sweet Citrus Fizz Cocktail

While this cocktail may be categorized as 'winter' in the book, I found it perfect as we move closer to the first day of Spring, I am so ready. Daylight savings this weekend and Spring soon!

Don't you love that Lemon Wheel that I brûléed for garnish? I should have done more of those...SO yummy! I've included directions in the recipe and you really need to try those yourself too.

So grab some lemons, limes, and oranges and celebrate with me. This time next year maybe I can craft this cocktail with a lemon from my new Meyer Lemon tree?

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    Sweet Citrus Fizz Cocktail
    Sweet Citrus Fizz Cocktail

    Sweet Citrus Fizz

    A beautiful citrusy cocktail with orange, lemon, and lime combined with orange liqueur and Club soda.

    5 average from less than 50 votes

    For the Lemon Brulee Garnish

    • 1 lemon slice
    • Turbinado sugar

    For the Cocktail

    • 1 egg white
    • 4 ounces club soda chilled

    To Make the Bruleed Lemon Wheel

    • Place the lemon slice between layers of paper towel and gently squeeze to remove as much juice as possible.

    • Put a piece of foil on a cookie sheet; lay the lemon slice on the foil and cover liberally with the turbinado sugar.

    • Broil for a minute until the sugar just starts to brown. Turn slice over, broil other side and remove from the oven. Place the wheel on a piece of waxed paper and let cool completely.

    To Make the Cocktail

    • Place all of the cocktail ingredients including 1 teaspoon of sugar and the club soda in a shaker filled with ice. Shake for 2-3 minutes until the egg whites foams into a soft meringue.

    • Taste and and add more sugar if necessary.

    • Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice and top off with the club soda.

    • Scoop the foam from the shaker over the top of the cocktail and garnish with the lemon wheel.

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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