The Arizona Sunset on Mid-Week Mixers

The Arizona Sunset on Mid-Week Mixers

Image of cocktailThe Arizona Sunset is a common cocktail found in the Southeastern United States. It’s a refreshing, fruity cocktail that can be enjoyed any time of day. The tasty combination of the orange juice and Grenadine with the gentle fizz of the soda will make this a favorite!

Recipes for the drink vary and can include prickly pear cactus syrup, tequila, coconut rum, or crème de noyaux. But this nonalcoholic version can be made easily with ingredients you most likely already have in your pantry. Give it a try – I know you’ll love it!

Ingredients for 2 drinks

Ice
Grenadine
1 c. lemon-lime soft drink
1 c. orange juice
Maraschino cherries or orange slices for garnish (optional)

Place ice into 2 glasses and add a splash of Grenadine to each glass. In a small pitcher combine the the soft drink and orange juice together and gently stir. Slowly pour the juice mixture over the Grenadine, dividing the mixture between the two glasses. Garnish with cherries or orange slices, if desired.

About the author

Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures." Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down." "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write." It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.

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