The Oak Island Press

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By Emily Maxson

The Oak Island Press

 

This refreshing citrus cocktail was created while we were on vacation with friends on Oak Island in Lake of the Woods. This remote island is accessed by boat from a small town in northern Minnesota. Before we crossed the lake to our friends’ cabin, we gathered supplies at the neighborhood grocery store, grabbing an assortment of citrus fruits to use with a small citrus juicer. We hoped we could make fresh juice to create fun cocktails to enjoy before dinner.

The end result was a big hit and we named it The Oak Island Press. It has since become a regular in my cocktail repertoire. In this recipe, I list specific amounts and types of citrus fruits to get you started, but feel free to use any varieties and amounts you wish. I have used pomelos, blood oranges, and clementines in the past. Get creative! This drink can also be served as a delicious mocktail without any spirits. Enjoy!

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The Oak Island Press

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cocktails 1x

Ingredients

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4 ruby red grapefruit

8 oranges

3 lemons

3 limes

2 cups honey

1 cup water

club soda

vodka or tequila, optional

Instructions

  1. Combine honey and water in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Bring to a simmer then remove from heat and let cool.
  3. Using a citrus juicer, juice all of the fruit and combine in a pitcher.
  4. For each cocktail, fill a glass with ice.
  5. Add 3 ounces of the fresh juice, 1 ounce of the honey syrup, 2 ounces of club soda, and 2 ounces of vodka or tequila.
  6. Stir well and serve.
  7. Repeat as necessary.
  8. You can also make a batch by multiplying the amounts by the number of cocktails you want to make and mix them in one pitcher.
  9. Extra juice can be stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
  10. Extra honey syrup can be stored in a glass jar in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  • Author: Emily Maxson
  • Prep Time: 15 min
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Food is my passion. I am inspired by both the art and the science of the culinary world. I enjoy being in my kitchen creating, testing and writing recipes to share with you. I believe that cooking food at home is one of the best things you can do for your health, and it doesn’t have to be complicated.

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Hi everyone! Thank you for visiting Emily’s Fresh Kitchen. I am a trained chef and cookbook author and I love to eat, cook, and think about food. I enjoy working with nutrient-rich foods and creating meals that not only taste good, but assist the body in fighting illness and disease.

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