Nitty Gritty

Special Equipment : Bar Set, Cocktail Strainer, Coupe Glass
Serves: 1 (8 Oz) Mocktail


  • 3 Oz Carrot Juice
  • 1 Oz Orange Juice
  • 1 Oz Lemon Juice
  • 1 Oz Preserved Orange Simple

Preserved Orange Simple

  • 5 Oz Water
  • 5 Oz Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Petal (1.5 Oz) Preserved Orange or Lemon
  • 1 Ea Star Anise


Preserved Orange Simple:

  • Start off by cutting up your preserved orange or lemon petal. You’re looking to cut the petal into pieces the size of peas.
  • In a pot, add your sugar, & water. Bring this to a boil. Once boiling add Preserved Orange or Lemon, and star anise. Let your simple sit & really develop the deep flavors from they citrus and star anise. I steep between 1 hour or overnight. Once the flavors have fully developed, strain.

Making the Nitty Gritty:

  • Using a shaker, add in your carrot, orange, lemon, & preserved orange simple. Add 16 oz of ice, & shake well. Pour drink into glass & serve up in a coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon twist and star anise for wonderful contrast.

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