Orange You Glad It’s Carpano?

We are a little late posting this week.  As usual we had a busy weekend and then Rhonda was a little under the weather, don’t worry though, Rhonda’s feeling better and ready to post about this week’s delicious, easy and light Fall cocktail — Orange You Glad It’s Carpano? (We got a little help from Blind Piglet #2 with the name ;))

Rhonda made this refreshing cocktail for a soup luncheon with her friends a couple of weeks ago.  The Orange You Glad It’s Carpano pairs nicely with Italian food.  Since Carpano Antica Vermouth is an aromatized wine product, it is a refreshing and light alternative to a red wine.  It is perfect cocktail for a luncheon, because it doesn’t make you feel full or drowsy.

To make the Orange You Glad It’s Carpano, you only need three basic ingredients: Carpano Antica Vermouth, orange sparkling water, (we used Orange La Croix) and a fresh orange for garnish.  The ombre effect of the caramel colored Carpano with the La Croix and the slice of orange garnish makes for a cocktail that looks like Fall.

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Serve this cocktail up this weekend or as a pre-Thanksgiving cocktail. Your guests will be asking for more. Orange you glad?



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Oh Nuts! Part 2: Texas Pecan

Fall came to Texas this week!  Wow.  One day it was in the 90’s and our air conditioners were blaring and the next day Jack Frost visited our backyard.  Although we love the warm summer weather, there is definitely something special about those first cool mornings with their bursts of fresh air.  Everything fall is in full swing here in Dallas. The Texas State Fair is in session and this weekend was the big football game between UT and OU called the Red River Rivalry.

Last week we shared the super easy recipe for making Whiskey Spiced Pecans. In keeping with the nutty theme this week, we are going to share with you a fun, easy and tasty cocktail that you can make to pair with those tasty toasted nuts!

The Texas Pecan is the perfect cocktail recipe for entertaining around a toasty fire — it’s finally cool enough for us to actually want to light our outdoor fire :).  To make the Texas Pecan you will need candied pecan simple syrup. (We made our own.  See below.) You also need water rye whiskey, orange bitters, orange peel and candied pecans.

To make the simple syrup, we used our regular simple syrup recipe and placed a few of our Whiskey Spiced pecans in it for about 24 hours.  You can purchased candied pecans from the store or make you own.  After prepping the candied pecan simple syrup, we placed the pecan syrup, water, rye whiskey and orange bitters in a shaker and shook over ice for about 15 seconds.  We poured our drink into a martini glass, and garnished with some more candied pecans and an orange peel.

The orange bitters and orange peel give a nice citrus flavor to the sweetness of  the pecans and rye whiskey.  The Texas Pecan would be an excellent drink to serve before or after your Thanksgiving Dinner.  It has just the right sweetness without being too overbearing.

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We are off to enjoy this beautiful Fall weather.  Let us know if you try the Texas Pecan.  We love to hear from our readers.


Posts you may have missed…

Whiskey Spiced Pecans

Bourbon Pumpkin Dump Cake

Fall All Over

Bianco Sangria

Disclaimer:  The beverages on this site are meant for adults 21 years of age and older. We do not condone underage drinking.  Drink responsibly.