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Elizabeth Denton sends us a lascivious Labor Day libation from the wily, windy city. (While enjoying this cocktail, don't forget to check out her new fashion blog, The Tailored Woman.)
"I'm addicted to a fabulous carbonated fruit juice drink called Essn. The company makes four flavors in little Red Bull-size cans. One evening I tried adding a splash of vodka to my favorite, Sparkling Blood Orange & Cranberry, and the Scarlet Woman was born.
The cocktail is prettiest with freshly-squeezed blood orange juice, but since these are only in season December through July, and can be difficult to find, I’ve suggested an equally-delicious lime alternative."
The Scarlet Woman
1 Can Essn Sparkling Blood Orange & Cranberry Juice
1 (or 1 1/2) oz. vodka (preferably Ketel One)
Juice of one freshly-squeezed blood orange (if not available, use fresh lime juice)
Pour into a highball glass and garnish with a lime slice and fresh or Maraschino cherries.
photo of The Tailored Woman by: Clay McClure