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Orange Fizzie Cocktail

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Today while I was in the kitchen working on some experimental recipes, I decided to make cocktails for my younger son and myself.

I pulled out two large tumblers and asked my little guy to grab a bottle of sparkling water from the dining room.  He came back with the requested water and “fancy” glasses, wanting me to make our beverages a little more upscale.  Of course, I obliged.

Orange Fizzie Cocktail


  • 3 ice cubes
  • 6 ounces sparkling water
  • 2 ounces fresh squeezed orange juice
  1. Place ice cubes in glass
  2. Pour sparkling water over ice cubes
  3. Top with orange juice
  4. Garnish with fresh fruit if desired

Serves 1 (for two people, double recipe)

Full credit for this photo goes to my younger son.  While I was in my office (our former laundry room, it’s just off the kitchen), he commandeered my camera and set up this photo shoot, organizing the backgrounds, etc.  He is 9 years old and I wish I could take a picture that is as good as his.  He is quite the artist and does amazing drawings and water colors.

Here is a message from my little sweetie, “I’m glad to be able to take pictures on my mom’s website.”  My older son’s baseball tournament continues and we’re off to see tonight’s game!

posted on July 15, 2009, 20 comments

  1. Chrissy

    YUM! I do the same thing with pomegranite juice at our house!! This would be gorgeous with blood orange juice, too! Great pic Elana’s son! You have quite a talented kiddo there!!

  2. Hilary

    The composition of the photo is great! I’m sure he’ll be a very successful artist one day!

  3. Gorgeous photo work and excellent drink recipe!!

    Have fun at the game!!

  4. gfe-gluten free easily @ glutenfreeeasily.com

    That looks so refreshing. ;-) Your son is quite talented–I think we’ve seen his great work before. So nice to have such a talented assistant!


  5. Rach (Miareeva) @ twitter.com/Miareeva

    I love making spritzers like this too! Your son is very talented! :)

  6. Suzanne Banfield @ suzanne.banfield@verizon.net

    Fantastic photo – I sure wish I could take a food picture this well – does your son have any tips to share?

  7. Amy Green - Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free @ simplysugarandglutenfree.blogspot.com

    It’s so nice that your kids get to help – when my niece visited me earlier this summer she took pics for my blog. She was so very proud of herself. It felt good to see her so happy.

  8. CoconutGal

    What a talented young man! Lovely photo.

    I was wondering what your recipe for a “cocktail” was going to be… sounds like my kind of drink!

    Hope they win their game!

  9. Paula

    Very refreshing drink. Your son definitely sees through artist eyes:)

  10. Being gluten and wheat intolerant, I love your website and your recipes and have pre-ordered your new book. I have a suggestion about your emails. It would be SO helpful if instead of making the subject line of each email say “Elana’s Pantry” to actually have the name of the recipe you are recommending in the subject line of your emails. In that way, when I want to find a specific recipe that you have sent, I can find it simply by looking at the subject line instead of needing to open each email to try to find the one I am looking for. My old email program allowed me to change subject lines, but unfortunately the email program I now use does not. So I hope you will consider my suggestion.

  11. Christianne

    Elana, this looks so refreshing! And a great picture indeed. Your son played with light and shadow in a Rembrandtesque way… Although summer here didn’t kick in yet (will it ever this year??!) we will make this drink and pretend we’re in a sunny garden in bloom!
    Have a lovely day! xox CHristianne

  12. Wow…I am impressed with the photography. Your son has talent!

  13. veggievixen

    so pretty! i love making cocktails and especially like using fresh fruit or fresh fruit juice in them. perfect for summer!

  14. Diane-Thewholegang @ thewholegang.org

    Like the drink, Love the photo. He really has an eye for art. I think you should hire him before someone else does. I really love the fact that you had this fun drink in the “fancy” glass and didn’t wait until an “occasion”. Everyday is a special occasion we get to share it with those we love. Cheers!

  15. Stacey

    I love love love doing this with grape juice especially since I can’t have regular sodas :)

  16. Kimberly@Living Free @ livingfreeforever.wordpress.com

    Wow! Your son does take awesome pictures! The cocktail doesn’t look half bad either:)

  17. oxford homes @ oxfordmscondos.info

    Looks like a wonderful drink recipe, I will have to try it

  18. The Cocktail Lady @ cocktail365.blogspot.com

    Hello! This looks like a simple but refreshing drink! Great photo as well! I bet it tasted better in the fancy glass too =)

  19. Piogal

    Nice suggestion for a “cocktail”. The picture alone makes me want to try it. I like to salt the rim of a Magarita glass and drink sparkling water with lemon or lime in it and pretend to have the real thing. Now I have another choice. Thank you for all your wonderful recipes.

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