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A friend and I invented this perfect-anytime drink. It’s similar to a caipirinha, Brazil’s national cocktail, but is vodka-based. Of course, there are endless flavor possibilities for this drink! —Christine Hair, Odessa, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
  • Makes
    1 serving


  • 4 orange wedges or slices, divided
  • 1 tablespoon superfine sugar
  • Ice cubes
  • 4 tablespoons orange-flavored vodka


  • Place three orange wedges or slices in a rocks or old-fashioned glass. Add sugar; mash with a muddler or wooden spoon. Fill glass with ice; add vodka.
  • Place a cocktail shaker securely over glass and shake well. Pour contents of shaker into glass. Serve with remaining orange wedge or slice.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 209 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.

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