A Sunny Cocktail for the New Year

Cocktail - Charleston CupMimosa? No, thanks. Even on a day for Champagne, fizzy orange juice seems to start the day off with static. I found and adapted a calmer but still festive orange juice cocktail in Charleston Receipts (1950), recipes collected by the Junior League of Charleston, South Carolina. Cheers and Happy New Year to all my readers! Thanks for your ongoing interest in my adventures in making recipes from the family files and historic books. I look forward to reading your comments, and your food blogs, in the coming year.

Charleston Cup (Winter Version)
Serves 1

2 ounces light rum
1 ounce orange curacao [I used Grand Marnier]
1/2 ounce orange juice
1 teaspoon sugar

Pour the rum and curacao into a cocktail shaker. In a separate container, mix together the orange juice and sugar until the sugar dissolves. Mix well and serve over ice in a lowball glass.

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About heritagerecipebox

I am named after my great-grandmother, who only prepared two dishes, according to anyone who remembers: hamburgers shaped like squares and peanut butter sandwiches. Fast forward 100 years and 500 miles north from my hometown of Richmond, Virginia to Boston, Massachusetts. Somehow, I ended up with a cooking gene as well as an interest in history and family stories. I have worked as a journalist and published three cookbooks plus a memoir. This blog gives me a chance to share family recipes and stories -- and other American recipes with a past. What do you have to share?
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