When researching a cocktail or beverage for Thirsty Thursday, I hope to be able to include the history of the drink, but in the case of the Safari Juice Cocktail, I drew a blank. While Midori melon liqueur came on the scene in the late 70's, Cointreau, the elegant orange liqueur has been produced since 1849. With this cocktail, we can use our imagination-maybe after a long day on a game preserve in Africa viewing and photographing elephants, lions and other exotic flora and fauna, we come back to our luxurious lodge and are served this refreshing cocktail on the veranda overlooking the lovely countryside of Africa.
Safari Juice Cocktail
30 ml Cointreau or 1 generous ounce
30 ml Midori melon liqueur (1-oz)
140 ml (5-oz) freshly squeezed orange juice
6 drops Grenadine syrup
Pour Cointreau, Midori and orange juice in a mixing glass. Stir quickly three or four times. Pour in a cocktail glass filled with crushed ice. Add grenadine a drop at a time. Garnish with fresh pineapple wedges and a maraschino cherry. Makes 1 drink.
The mango, a symbol of love in Indian culture, is a native of Asia and India and has been grown there for nearly 4000 years. The tree can reach 60 feet tall and can live for 250 years. This amazing fruit is a perfect addition to this Peach Mango Daiquiri from my friend, Vibi. For the recipe and some more information on the mango fruit, visit La Casserole Caree. Thanks as always to Vibi for allowing me to post her lovely photos on Thirsty Thursday.