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A Simple Case of Vodka-Fueled Refreshment

Sweet Relief with a Dose of Blood Orange

By Hadley Tomicki ·
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Today’s cocktail is called the Weekend Reviver.

And look at that, it’s almost Friday.

So it appears to be working.

You’ll find this tall glass of citrusy invigoration at Santa Monica’s Local Kitchen and Wine Bar. Or you’ll make it at home if geography is not in your favor. Either way, it’s a great vodka-spiked showcase for blood orange while it’s at its seasonal peak, and the whole thing gets a swift kick in the teeth from spicy ginger.

Let’s bring on the weekend.

Weekend Reviver

2 oz vodka
1 1/2 oz blood orange juice
1/2 oz lime juice
1/2 oz ginger syrup*
1/2 oz simple syrup

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice, and shake vigorously for approximately 30 seconds. Strain into a collins glass over fresh ice. Top with club soda, then garnish with a slice of blood orange.

*Ginger Syrup

1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 cup fresh ginger juice

Combine in a pot on the stove and bring to a boil. Stir until sugar has dissolved. Let cool before using.

Hadley Tomicki lives in Los Angeles. He is probably going nowhere on the 10 Freeway this very second.

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