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
- Place ice cubes in glass
- Pour sparkling water over ice cubes
- Top with orange juice
- Garnish with fresh fruit if desired
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!
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.
The Cocktail Lady says
Hello! This looks like a simple but refreshing drink! Great photo as well! I bet it tasted better in the fancy glass too =)
oxford homes says
Looks like a wonderful drink recipe, I will have to try it
Kimberly@Living Free says
Wow! Your son does take awesome pictures! The cocktail doesn’t look half bad either:)
I love love love doing this with grape juice especially since I can’t have regular sodas :)
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!
so pretty! i love making cocktails and especially like using fresh fruit or fresh fruit juice in them. perfect for summer!
Wow…I am impressed with the photography. Your son has talent!
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