Like many other cocktails, the best way to mix this drink is with a shaker.
Place ice into a shaker, pour the liquids in, close the lid and start shaking for about a minute. Strain the cocktail into a tall glass topped with ice and slowly pour the soda in for the ombre effect.
It’s important that you strain away the ice in the shaker. They’re not as cold as fresh ice and will water down your cocktail quickly.
If you do not have a shaker, place all ingredients (except the soda) into a glass and stir it well. Top it with ice and add soda.
Always pour the soda in last and never stir it vigorously. Doing so can flatten your cocktail, and it would defeat the point of adding soda.
Most spirits are the final product of fermenting, distilling fruits/plants. They have little nutritional value and are advised to be consumed in moderation.
Although, some say that when the day gets dark, alcohol can be one’s bestie, a shoulder to cry on.
We agree that it can be fun and is for moderate consumption. So to promote both your mental and physical health, we recommend a fruity cocktail on the weekends. The fruit juices not only add flavor but also are laden with nutrients.
Our rum and orange juice cocktail, in particular, boasts loads of vitamin C, from the orange juice alone. It’s an immune-boosting antioxidant that fights off inflammation and protects your cells against damage from free radicals.
Besides orange juice, we add a splash of freshly juiced pineapple juice. Not only does it enhance the tropical, orangy taste of the cocktail, it also contributes more vitamin C.
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I used malibu, and it tasted surprisingly good. The cocktail has a hinge of coconut undertone, a really interesting cocktail.