5 Tasty Cocktail Drink Recipes Using Fresh Fruit & Citrus

5 Tasty Cocktail Drink Recipes Using Fresh Fruit & Citrus

By Terra Penn on March, 25 2024
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Indulge in a journey through the vibrant world of cocktails, where the freshness of Moon Valley Nurseries' fruits and citrus takes center stage. With a variety of flavors harvested straight from our trees, you'll easily elevate your mixology experience to new heights. Whether you're a seasoned bartender or just interested in how to leverage all the fruit or citrus from your trees, join us as we explore an array of recipes crafted with the finest fruits and citrus from Moon Valley Nurseries.




Screenshot 2024-03-06 at 2.48.21 PMPEACH 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! 



- 1 Moon Valley Nurseries™ Peach

- 4 oz of Champagne or Sparkling Wine

- A Pinch of Sugar





Screenshot 2024-03-06 at 2.48.57 PMMANDARIN 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!



- 4 Moon Valley Nurseries™ Limes

- 4 Moon Valley Nurseries™ Mandarins

- 2 oz Tequila 

- 1 oz Triple Sec




Screenshot 2024-03-06 at 2.49.25 PMPOMEGRANATE 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! 



- 1 Moon Valley Nurseries™ Pomegranate 

- 1 Moon Valley Nurseries™ Lime

- 4 oz Ginger Beer

- 2 oz Vodka

- Splash of Club Soda




Screenshot 2024-03-06 at 2.49.46 PMCARIBBEAN 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! 



- 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


Screenshot 2024-03-06 at 2.49.59 PMSPIKED 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!



- 1 Moon Valley Nurseries™ Pomegranate 

- 3 Moon Valley Nurseries™ Hibiscus Blooms

- 8 oz Black Tea

- 1 oz Cinnamon Whisky






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As you savor the flavors of each cocktail, it's clear that the secret to crafting truly exceptional drinks lies in the quality of the ingredients, specifically the fruit or citrus. With our unparalleled variety and commitment to excellence, you can trust that each fruit and citrus ingredient you pick off your tree elevates your mixology experience. Cheers to the vibrant flavors of Moon Valley Nurseries, where every sip tells a story of quality, craftsmanship, and pure indulgence.



Updated March 2022 by Luke Kalawsky

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