5 Tasty Cocktail Drink Recipes Using Fresh Fruit & Citrus For 2022

5 Tasty Cocktail Drink Recipes Using Fresh Fruit & Citrus For 2022

By Damian Russell on March, 2 2022
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Damian Russell is a nursery pro with over 12 years of experience. He has designed countless landscape designs across California and Texas. Currently residing in Austin, Texas, Damian brings his nursery knowledge to his writings to provide you with the best yard care tips.

5 Tasty Cocktail Drink Recipes Using Fresh Fruit & Citrus For 2022

In this article, we will explore the most popular Moon Valley Nurseries fresh fruit cocktail recipes. Get ready for an explosion of flavor with the sweet and refreshing tang of fresh fruit straight from trees that can grow in your own landscape. It’s like having a tiki bar in your own backyard! 

We'll give you detailed recipes for these tasty drinks as well as the wonderful trees that produce the fruit that makes these refreshments so desirable. For any questions about citrus or fruit trees, feel free to reach out to our nursery pros! We are always happy to provide information on trees and sustainable living. 

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A SIP OF PARADISE

 

Peach BelliniTHE MOON VALLEY

PEACH PARADISE BELLINI

This tropical treat features some fresh peaches grown from our premium specimen peach trees. Take two peaches and blend them into a smooth puree, then let them chill for 1 hour. After chilled, add a pinch of sugar to your peach puree and your choice of champagne or sparkling wine. Finally, mix slowly to maintain the carbonation. All that’s left is sit back and enjoy! 

 

Ingredients: 

- 1 Moon Valley Nurseries™ Peach

- 4 oz of Champagne or Sparkling Wine

- A Pinch of Sugar

 

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Mandarin MargaritaTHE MOON VALLEY

MANDARIN MARGARITA

Who doesn’t love a good margarita? Well, here’s one that sits a step above with its mouthwatering helping of fresh-squeezed lime juice, augmented by the unique flavor of mandarin oranges! We’ll use four limes and four mandarins straight off our citrus trees for this drink. Juice the limes and mandarins, and if you like a salted rim, prep the glass now. Combine the fresh fruit juice with triple sec and the tequila of your choice in a cocktail shaker. Shake well, strain, and serve fresh and cool on the rocks!

 

Ingredients: 

- 4 Moon Valley Nurseries™ Limes

- 4 Moon Valley Nurseries™ Mandarins

- 2 oz Tequila 

- 1 oz Triple Sec

 

CHECK OUT THE FRUIT TREES HERE!

 

 

 

Pomegranate MuleTHE MOON VALLEY

POMEGRANATE MULE

The distinctive and classic mule, but with a summery tropical twist. Straight from the tree, clean and cut open a ripe pomegranate and juice it along with a fresh lime. Over ice, add the juice with ginger beer and vodka into a shaker. Shake thoroughly and pour into the signature copper mug. Top off with a splash of club soda and garnish with a lime wedge, mint leaves, and pomegranate arils! 

 

Ingredients: 

- 1 Moon Valley Nurseries™ Pomegranate 

- 1 Moon Valley Nurseries™ Lime

- 4 oz Ginger Beer

- 2 oz Vodka

- Splash of Club Soda

 

CHECK OUT THE FRUIT TREES HERE!

 

 

 

Caribbean SangriaTHE MOON VALLEY

CARIBBEAN SANGRIA

This beauty is the pinnacle of cocktail paradise! This spin on a classic sangria uses a fresh peach, orange, lemon, and two limes right from our trees. Chop the fruits to your desired size. Pour your favorite red wine and rum into a glass. Add in the chopped fruit and let chill for up to 2 hours. Garnish with an orange and peach slice and enjoy! 

 

Ingredients: 

- 1 Moon Valley Nurseries™ Peach 

- 1 Moon Valley Nurseries™ Orange

- 1 Moon Valley Nurseries™ Lemon

- 2 Moon Valley Nurseries™ Limes

- 3 oz Red Wine

- 2 oz Rum

 

CHECK OUT THE FRUIT TREES HERE!

 

 

 

Hibiscus Tea

THE MOON VALLEY

SPIKED HIBISCUS TEA

For a drink recipe that’s sure to impress, try out our unique spiked tea! To create a combination of tropical notes and southern charm, use one of our delicious pomegranates and several large hibiscus flowers. Start by allowing the blooms to infuse with tea overnight to create hibiscus tea. Juice your Pomegranate and combine with a cinnamon whiskey of your choice and the infused hibiscus tea. Serve over ice and enjoy!

 

Ingredients: 

- 1 Moon Valley Nurseries™ Pomegranate 

- 3 Moon Valley Nurseries™ Hibiscus Blooms

- 8 oz Black Tea

- 1 oz Cinnamon Whisky

 

CHECK OUT THE FRUIT TREES HERE!

 

 

We hope you try all these delicious drink recipes and enjoy them as much as we do! For more information on the fruit and citrus trees to start your own backyard cocktail bar, check out our selection of the best fruit trees hereBe sure to check out our next article on bringing the tropics to your backyard where we talk about the best palms to create a tropical retreat in your landscape.  

 

To get professional advice on designing your own orchard of fruit and citrus trees, or to begin forming your complete tropical landscape, schedule a consultation with our expert landscape designers. They love to create backyard paradises and are ready to help you imagine, design, and attain your dream yard.  

 

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Updated March 2022 by Luke Kalawsky

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