Being the first hand drinker of this fabulous drink... it has lot of sweet kick in it.. must try! Keeping on star empty for greed of more recepeis!!!
Like another reviewer, I had really high hopes for this cocktail. I did do a few things slightly askew from the posted recipe instructions. For instance, I couldn't see myself muddling a whole orange, so I put my orange segments in my food processor and pulsed it for about 20 seconds or so. Then I added that orange mush to my glass and topped it off with the vodka. I let that sit for about an hour or so, to let the orange pulp absorb some of the vodka, and then I added some carbonated tonic. It was interestesting, but probably not something I would make again. I do think it might have benefitted from using citrus-infused vodka and perhaps a half-shot of orange liqueur maybe. Thank you for sharing your recipe, nasehasameen. Made for Spring 2012 Pick-A-Chef.
I wanted this to be awesome, but it was really just so-so. I think that if a little simple syrup was added, this may grow to 4 or 5 stars. It is perhaps a personal preference, as I do love sweet drinks. I had an orange essence carbonated water, so I used that. If you like a vodka soda, this drink is for you. I found the orange really hard to incorporate, and I mashed/tore the heck out of it. Sorry, but I think with a little tweaking, this could become a 'summer lovin' drink. Thanks for sharing, nasehasameen.