Monday, February 13, 2017

Orange Vodka and Tonic ala By the Pounds; Don't Judge Me Mondays #FoodBloggerLove

Hi and Welcome to #FoodBloggerLove.  We are a group of food bloggers who, led by Allison of The PinterTest Kitchen, are assigned another blogger to track and learn more about.  I was assigned Rachel of By the Pounds for this event.  Interested in joining us for the next event?  Let Allison know at our Facebook page

I was not familiar with Rachel's blog and I am so happy to have been given this assignment.  Rachel is a relatively new blogger, since April of last year and she is a girl after my own heart.  You know what she blogs about?

Well, food, of course....she has a recipe page that is broken up into categories.  Breakfast.....Bruleed French Toast anyone?  Cocktails...yep a whole section just for cocktails!  Desserts, including this Chocolate Orange Layer Cake that is going to make an appearance in this household very soon. Main dishes like these fun Chili Fritos that would be great followed up with this Blackberry and Watermelon Salad.  Rachel had this under salads but wouldn't it be a great light dessert? Rachel finishes up her page as we often finish up our day...with Snacks.

Rachel also hosts a book club, I told you we were soul-mates.  Each month she shares not only a review of the book they read but the recipe for the cocktail she served and the menu of her dinner with at least one recipe.  My kinda girl!!

But, my favorite part of Rachel's blog?  Her Don't Judge Me Monday posts.  Each Monday, Rachel shares a new cocktail that she has developed.  Of course, this is my favorite category......don't judge me!


You knew, as soon as I said Rachel had a cocktail section, that I was going to choose to make a drink recipe.  This drink did not come from her Don't Judge Me Monday's section, but rather from her Book Club section.  Rachel served Orange Gin and Tonics, when she hosted their review of Girl on a Train.  I have also read and reviewed this book.  You can read my review in this post.

I made one slight adaptation to this recipe, using vodka instead of gin.  We are vodka drinkers and had no gin in the house.  I actually had 3 of these one evening while eating popcorn and watching our Food n Flix selection, Pan's Labyrinth.  Then, the other night, when we took our daughter out for dinner for her birthday, when I ordered up my usual vodka tonic, I asked for them to add a splash of oj.  I have found a new favorite cocktail.  Thanks Rachel!!

Orange Vodka Tonic
adapted from By the Pounds

1 oz. fresh squeezed orange juice
1 1/2 vodka
tonic to fill glass
orange wedge, for garnish

Fill a rocks glass with ice.  Add the juice, vodka and enough tonic to fill glass, Garnish with an orange wedge.

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30 comments:

  1. I finally found a quinine-free tonic (I'm allergic to quinine - boo!), so I will give this a try soon. Thanks for sharing, Wendy.

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  2. I love this. I will have to try it too, but I am looking for low carb versions of OJ. LOL, what is the world coming to?

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    1. This uses fresh squeezed if that helps. Fruit is good carbs.

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  3. One of these and a bowl of popcorn sounds like my kind of night!

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    1. I also have a new Cracker Jack recipe on the blog that is quite tasty!

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  4. Nice way to start an evening off while watching tv with my hubby! #foodbloggerlove

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  5. The hubs ♥s his Titos & OJ. I shall have to pick an orange off the tree out back & have one waiting for his return from work!

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    1. Such a wonderful wife....I hope he appreciates you.

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  6. Loving this cocktail and had a fun time participating in the #FoodBloggerLove event! So much fun and great way to meet a ton of bloggers! :) XOXO

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  7. This sounds delicious! So simple, and a nice twist on a G&T.

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  8. So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the lovely write-up! :)

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    1. I did enjoy it Rachel, in fact, I am enjoying them tonight too. I loved visiting your blog.

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  9. Thank drink looks so inviting! This was a nice post! I love all your posts.

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    1. Thank you Paula, that is so nice of you to mention.

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  10. Sounds delicious! Fresh squeezed orange juice is such a great way to brighten up a classic cocktail ♥
    I could use one now!

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  11. I have not had an orange vodka drink in years. Reading this article reminded me of how much I enjoyed them. I will have to make one soon.

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  12. #FoodBloggerLove was great for finding others blogs! :)

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  13. Lovely post. That drink looks amazing.

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  14. That drink is what I need now !! We are in for a long weekend, with travel plans gone awry. loving the recipes I got to discover with #FoodBloggerLove !!

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    1. Sorry about your weekend plans but this drink is sure to help you forget your troubles.

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