Sunny Anderson's Gin and Juice Spritzer Beauty, as seen on The Kitchen, Season 33.
Recipe courtesy of Sunny Anderson

Sunny's Gin and Juice Spritzer

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
This is a classy and updated way to make a gin and juice cocktail. The simple syrup mitigates the herbal notes of the gin and makes a smooth drink. Whenever I make a strong drink at home, I finish it with the same spritz of sparkling water I’ve shared here.

Ingredients

Syrup:

Drink:

Directions

  1. For the syrup: In a small pot over medium-high heat, add the orange zest and juice along with the brown sugar. Cook, stirring, until the liquid is reduced and thickened to a syrup. Remove from heat, strain out the zest and chill the syrup. Refrigerate up to 1 week in an airtight container.
  2. For the drink: Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice, add 3 to 4 ounces of orange syrup and the gin. Shake vigorously, then pour into 4 ice-filled glasses, leaving 1 inch of space at the top. Add some bubbly water to each. Gently stir and serve.