Citrus Sparkler Mocktain

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Ingredients

Orange Syrup:
Zest of 1 Florida orange (no pith)
1 cup superfine sugar
1 cup hot water

1½ ounces Florida orange juice
1½ ounces Florida tangerine juice
½ ounce lime juice
2 drops orange flower water*
2 ounces club soda, chilled
Ice

Garnish:
Florida orange slice
Lime slice

*Available at Middle Eastern grocery stores.

Yield: Makes 1 Servings

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Preparation

Prepare Orange Syrup in advance: Combine orange zest, sugar and water; stir to dissolve sugar. Cover and let sit overnight at room temperature. Strain and discard zest; cover and store in refrigerator for up to 1 week.

In cocktail shaker, combine orange juice, tangerine juice, ¾-ounce prepared Orange Syrup, lime juice, orange flower water and ice. Shake and strain into tall glass over fresh ice. Top with club soda. Garnish with Florida orange slice and lime slice.

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Where are oranges grown in Florida?

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Much of the oranges in Florida are grown in the southern two-thirds of the Florida peninsula, where there is low probability for a freeze.

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Where can I find information on touring a citrus grove?

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For a complete list of Florida citrus groves offering public tours, please visit the following page. Click Here

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What is the history of Citrus?

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Citrus arrived in America in the early 1500s but wasn't grown commercially until the 1800s.

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What citrus products are primarily grown in Florida?

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Florida growers produce several types of citrus, including oranges, grapefruit and specialty fruit including Temple oranges, tangerines and tangelos.

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How much juice or fruit will a medium-sized Florida orange yield?

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Medium oranges are ideal for wedging and juicing. Three or four medium oranges will yield 8 ounces of juice. Two medium oranges will yield approximately one cup.