This week I decided to go through my old recipes and revamp them. I love testing and retesting recipes. And I don’t stop until I am absolutely sure they are perfect!
There is one cocktail recipe from my past which I have had a love-hate relationship with for years. Initially, it was called Wally’s World (Don’t ask why, I don’t even know) and after many variations of the recipe it is now called Sunny Delight!
It’s definitely a bright and very flavorful drink that can be made without alcohol as well. Best served in an old fashioned cocktail glass.
The lemon slice garnish reminds me of a bright & shiny sun. It’s very tropical; it’s like taking a mini vacation.
As summer is fastly approaching, Please give my summertime cocktail “Sunny Delight” a try!
There are two variations of this drink depending on if you like a sweeter drink or a less sweet drink. See Below.
**Recipe makes 2 cocktail Drinks
2/3 cup of chilled cranberry juice
2 shots of a smooth distilled vodka (For the Mocktail Version, Just Omit the Vodka and add sparkling water for effervescence )
1/4 cup each of chilled orange juice ( Tip: Use regular Orange juice for a less sweet drink and Use “Sunny Delight Tangy Orange Flavored Drink” for a sweeter version)
2 tbsps. of simple syrup
Splash of Sprite (To Taste)
Lemon Slice to Garnish
Pour vodka, cranberry juice and simple syrup into a shaker with ice and shake.
Then pour into two serving glasses, top with the orange juice ( 1/4 cup in each glass)
Top off with a splash Sprite to your liking.
For Garnish: Cut a slice of lemon and place it into the drink. It will float to the top.