The perfect cold fizzy drink for a warm afternoon!
Fresh squeezed orange juice and a brown sugar vanilla simple syrup make this spritzer special. You can enjoy this on its own, or top it off with a splash of tequila or vodka for the days you want a little something extra.
Ginger Orange Spritzer
4 cups ginger beer
Dash of pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup water
Handful mint, plus more for garnish
2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
Ice, for serving
- Make simple syrup in a small saucepan. Add sugar, water, mint and vanilla, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and allow to simmer for one more minute to dissolve sugar. Allow mixture to come to room temperature. Strain and set to the side.
- Pour ½ cup orange juice to a glass with 1 teaspoon simple syrup. Stir to combine. Add ice and top with ginger beer. Garnish with additional mint and orange slices.