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2 Valencia oranges, juiced
3 tablespoons of bourbon
2 tablespoons orange syrup
1 fresh mint sprig
1 Valencia orange slice
Crushed ice, for serving

Orange syrup
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 Valencia orange, zested
1/2 cup water


  1. In a tall glass or wine glass, muddle together the orange syrup (recipe below), mint sprig and orange slice.
  2. Stir in the orange juice and bourbon, fill glass with crushed ice and stir.
  3. Garnish with additional mint sprig and orange slice and serve.

To make orange syrup

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and orange zest with water.
  2. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook until the sugar has dissolved, 1-2 minutes.
  3. Let cool completely, then strain.
  4. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Recipe sourced from Sunkist