The finest oranges are harvested from November to April, and the freshest oranges are in stores now (and for the best prices, too!). When buying the sunny fruits, choose those that are firm to the touch and feel heavy for their size. Oranges are sometimes dyed with orange food coloring, so color doesn’t necessarily signify ripeness. While the best way to eat them is usually out of hand, you can also enjoy their sweet, juicy flavor with this delicious drink idea.
Mix up a Creamsicle
1 fluid oz vanilla vodka (or use regular vodka + 1 teaspoon vanilla extract)
1/3 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice
1 tbsp milk or heavy cream
Mix, chill and serve in a glass with ice and garnished with an orange wedge or peel. For a special touch, serve this drink in a hollowed-out orange peel.