Danni's Orange Derby Cocktail

Combine cold orange spice tea and orange juice with splashes of cranberry juice and lemon-lime soda for a cocktail that's perfect for any occasion.
Danni's Orange Derby Cocktail

Danni's Orange Derby Cocktail

Celebrate by combining cold orange spice tea and orange juice with splashes of cranberry juice and lemon-lime soda. Garnished with coarse sugar and an orange slice, this drink is perfect for any occasion.

By: Stephen Phillips
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Danni D'Orsi, a die-hard tailgater and a colleague at Dive 75 in New York City, made this tea-based cocktail for the judges at a Finlandia vodka competition.

Ingredients:

2-3 bags orange spice tea
1 bottle cranberry-infused vodka
splash of orange juice
splash cranberry juice
splash lemon-lime soda
Stevia (a natural sweetener)
sugar (to rim the glass)
orange slice for garnish
cinnamon stick

Preparation:

The night before:

Steep 3 tea bags of orange spice tea to 1 quart of boiled water for 5 minutes. Then, remove tea bags. Sweeten by adding 1 drop or packet of Stevia. Pour the tea into a pitcher or other container and refrigerate overnight. Pour ice tea into a jug with a spout or an insulated thermos to keep cool.

At the party:

First rim your cup with sugar. Next fill your cup with ice. Add 1 1/2 to 2 ounces of cranberry-infused vodka. Add your orange spice ice, leaving room at the top for a splash of orange juice. Add splashes of cranberry juice and lemon-lime soda. Garnish with an orange slice and cinnamon stick.

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