Last weekend I was visiting a place very near and dear to my heart, my old college city, Baltimore, MD. If anyone has ever seen the movie “Wedding Crashers”, then I’m sure you’re familiar with the quote, “Crab cakes and football! That’s what Maryland does!” While I have discovered this to be extremely accurate, I’ve also noticed that there is another thing Maryland loves: Crushes.
Now I’m not talking about a school girl crush here; I’m talking about the deliciously refreshing, perfect for summer beverage (insert corny joke about having a crush on the crush here). It seemed as though everywhere I ventured the drink menus included a crush of some flavor and even the outdoor concert venue I went to was serving orange crushes with fresh squeezed OJ!
The crush is easy to make, and works as a great addition to the list of summer favorites like Margaritas and Daiquiris.
The Orange Crush
- 1 part Absolut Mandarin
- 1 part Hiram Walker Triple Sec
- 1 part Fresh squeezed Orange Juice
- Splash of Lemon-Lime Soda
- Orange slice garnish
Mix all ingredients, except for lemon-lime soda, in a shaker with ice. Strain the beverage over crushed ice and top with soda. Garnish with an orange slice.
The Orange Crush is the basic flavor, but don’t be afraid to get creative with your crushes! Happy summer sipping everyone!