Cara Fresca Cocktail

By Dane Feldman

Photo by Dane Feldman.

The cara cara navel orange is among my favorite citrus fruits for cocktails because of its complex flavors. It’s most similar to an orange, of course, but for me it also has grapefruit, blood orange, and even aromatic notes. The aromatic notes in the cara cara make it the perfect partner for gin, while the citrusy notes pair well with the triple sec and the Fresca.

What you’ll need:
2 oz citrus gin
1 oz triple sec
1 oz fresh-squeezed cara cara juice
4 oz Fresca
Cara cara wedge

Add ice to a highball glass. Combine the triple sec, vodka, cara cara juice, and Fresca. Stir with a cocktail spoon and garnish with the cara cara wedge.