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Creamsicle Martini

Happy Brunch Day!  There are two times in life that come immediately to mind when having a cocktail or two in the morning hours is not only acceptable, but preferred: when you are traveling, and of course, BRUNCH!  So break out your cocktail shaker right next to whatever delicious breakfast/lunch you're cooking up and make this refreshing drink.

Creamsicle Martini

Ingredients:

- 1 1/2 oz. orange or tangerine flavored vodka

- 1 vanilla bean

- 1/4 c. sugar

- 1/4 c. water

- 3 oz. fresh orange juice

- a few pieces of orange rind for garnish

Put the sugar and water in a small pot.  Using a paring knife, slice the vanilla bean down its side.  Scrape the seeds into the pot.  Let the mixture heat over medium-low heat until all of the sugar is dissolved.  Cool completely.

Put a handful of ice cubes in a shaker.  Add the vodka and orange juice.  Put in 1-2 oz. of the vanilla simple syrup.  Shake vigorously and strain into a martini glass.  Garnish with the orange rinds.

There... isn't brunch that much better now?

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Creamsicle Martini

Ingredients:

- 1 1/2 oz. orange or tangerine flavored vodka

- 1 vanilla bean

- 1/4 c. sugar

- 1/4 c. water

- 3 oz. fresh orange juice

- a few pieces of orange rind for garnish

Put the sugar and water in a small pot.  Using a paring knife, slice the vanilla bean down its side.  Scrape the seeds into the pot.  Let the mixture heat over medium-low heat until all of the sugar is dissolved.  Cool completely.

Put a handful of ice cubes in a shaker.  Add the vodka and orange juice.  Put in 1-2 oz. of the vanilla simple syrup.  Shake vigorously and strain into a martini glass.  Garnish with the orange rinds.

There... isn't brunch that much better now?