Monday, March 8, 2010

Simple Sundays :: Orange Mandarin Spritzers

Doesn't it feel like spring is here?  It was a beautifully sunny weekend in NYC.   The weather was perfect!  After months of winter, A. and I spent the entire weekend outside.  We went for long walks  to Washington Sq. park, had a slow brunch outside Extra Virgin on w4th St. (one of my favorite little west village streets!), and bought dozens of bright fuschia tulips.  It's weekends like these when I remember how much I ♥ the city.  

After a delicious (seriously delicious!) late dinner at Babbo, we had no room for breakfast on Sunday.  So, instead I made a big pitcher of one of my morning favorites: orange spritzers!  Fresh squeezed juice and sparkling water, it doesn't get more simple than that... or refreshing. 

I love fresh squeezed orange juice, especially now when oranges are in season.  It really does not compare to anything you find at the store.  It takes a little bit of effort, but so well worth it.  As soon as I got my Kitchenaid mixer, the first thing I did was buy the juicer attachment.  I can't imagine a weekend morning without it.

To the spritzer, I added a bit of fresh mandarin juice for a twist.  It was deliciously fresh and my new breakfast staple. ...Of course, you can replace the sparkling water with Prosecco for a bubblier breakfast drink.


3 cups fresh squeezed orange juice (about 6-9 oranges)
1 cup fresh squeezed mandarin juice (about 6 mandarins)
1 cup sparkling water
about 1 tablespoon sugar (to taste)

Mix the orange and mandarin juice in a pitcher.  Add the chilled sparking water, and sugar to taste.  Serve with plenty of ice and orange slices.


the southern hostess said...

Yum! This looks absolutely delicious.

simpledaisy said...

Yum!!! Those look fabulous:)

{lovely little things} said...

This sounds refreshingly delicious, I'd down this at Sunday brunch!

The Neo-Traditionalist said...

Just stumbled across you blog and it makes me miss Manhattan SO very much! Your weekend sounds lovely---it's about time we all had a bit of sunshine! XO Katie

Dandelion and Grey said...

These look so refreshing! I think I'll give them a try this weekend. Thank you! xo

me melodia said...


I'm trying these today. ;)

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