Florida Citrus Drop Shot in 60 Seconds

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This Florida citrus drop shot is perfect to use up leftover orange, lemons, and limes. Citrus and vodka make a relaxing and refreshing evening cocktail but substitute with sparkling water for a non-alcoholic drink.

 

Who doesn’t love a shot of summer after a long day? This citrus drop shot is perfect to use up leftover orange, lemons, and limes. And it’s so quick and easy to make.

Florida Citrus Drop Shot in 60 Seconds

When my daughter graduated from college, the two of us took a road trip to Florida. At the time, I was a single mom who only started building her life in the States a decade ago and this vacation meant everything to me. Of course, her accomplishment was worth celebrating across the country but this journey was a selfish gift for myself.

Not because I wanted to visit Florida, which I did, but because I knew this was my last chance to spend a few days alone with my only child. The last time for just the two of us without daily chores and responsibilities, her friends, job, and her boyfriend who, I suspected, had intentions to “put a ring on it” soon. That was the last time I had my little girl just to myself.  And the Orange State was a perfect place to bond.

Needless to say, Florida has a special place in my heart.

So when my blogging friends asked if I’d like to take part in a blog hop “Food Bloggers for Florida”, just as we did for Texas, I did not hesitate.

My daughter and I enjoyed this citrus drop shot back then, so it comes as no surprise that I’m sharing the recipe. Every time the orange scent hits my nostrils, memories of our fun time together come rushing back.

Helping raise the funds and support the beautiful State devastated by hurricane Irma is the least I can do.

Want to know how you can help victims of hurricane Irma? Scroll all the way down and also make sure to check out yummy recipes my bloggy friends have shared.

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Florida citrus drop shot is made quick and easy with a handful of ingredients.

Ingredients:

Serves 4

  • 1 orange
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 limes
  • 6 oz. vodka
  • 2 tablespoons honey or agave nectar
  • ice cubes
  • sugar for the rim, optional

~ Free Tip ~

Use flavored vodka like lemon, lime, orange or tangerine to intensify the flavor. Or substitute vodka with sparkling water for a non-alcoholic beverage.

Instead of regular sugar, use colored sparkling sugar (found next to sprinkles in baking isles).

 

Directions:

  1. With a citrus juicer, squeezer or a reamer juice the orange, lemons, and limes.
  2. Combine the citrus juices, vodka, honey, and ice cubes in a drink shaker and shake firmly.
  3. Rim the shot glasses with sugar, if using.
  4. Pour the mixture into shot glasses and serve.

 

ESSENTIALS

for Florida Citrus Drop Shot

  • Citrus Juicer, Squeezer, or Reamer. For juicing one citrus I usually use a reamer, for a lemonade a juicer, and for some serious juicing I use this monster juicer. I do not own a squeezer. Yet 🙂
  • Drink Shaker. A mason jar works well too. Close it tight and shake. Pour over ice.
  • Stemmed Shot Glasses. Regular shot glasses are fine although the stemmed ones look fancier and appropriate for this cocktail-like shot.
  • Orange or yellow Sparkling Sugar. I used leftover sugar crystals from last Easter. With this rainbow pack, it’s easy to rim glasses for any beverage.

 

 

An alcoholic beverage made in one minute with orange, lemon, lime and vodka.

Citrus and vodka pair up really well for a refreshing beverage made in 60 seconds.

4.8 from 5 votes
An alcoholic beverage made in one minute with orange, lemon, lime and vodka.
Florida Citrus Drop Shot in 60 Seconds
Prep Time
1 min
Total Time
1 min
 
This citrus drop shot is perfect to use up leftover orange, lemons, and limes. It's so quick and easy. Who doesn't love a shot of summer after a long day?
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Jas
Ingredients
  • 1 orange
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 limes
  • 6 oz. vodka
  • 2 tablespoons honey or agave nectar
  • ice cubes
  • sugar for the rim optional
Instructions
  1. With a citrus juicer, squeezer or a reamer juice the orange, lemons, and limes.
  2. Combine the citrus juices, vodka, honey, and ice cubes in a drink shaker and shake firmly.
  3. Rim the shot glasses with sugar, if using.
  4. Pour the mixture into shot glasses and serve.
Recipe Notes

~ Free Tip ~

Use flavored vodka like lemon, lime, orange or tangerine to intensify the flavor. Or substitute vodka with sparkling water for a non-alcoholic beverage. Instead of regular sugar, use colored sparkling sugar (found next to sprinkles in baking isles).

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This Florida citrus drop shot is perfect to use up leftover orange, lemons, and limes. Citrus and vodka make a relaxing and refreshing evening cocktail but substitute with sparkling water for a non-alcoholic drink. Who doesn't like a shot of summer after a busy day?

See this recipe featured on Little Miss Dexterous, Southern Beauty Guide, The Cottage Market, Olives & Okra, and Sew Historically.

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  1. Reply
    Mary
    October 11, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Jas I’ve never been to Florida but I sure know about citrus fruits. This looks like a fun drink to make and so easy too.
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      Jas
      October 11, 2017 at 3:37 pm

      Thanks, Mary! You don’t need Florida when you have Greece and citrus orchard, LOL. Hope your new life in NY is shaping up nicely 🙂

  2. Reply
    Elise Cohen Ho
    October 10, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    This looks awesome. Plus it fights colds right? LOL
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      Jas
      October 10, 2017 at 10:41 pm

      Ha, ha, I love that excuse 😉 Thanks, Elise!!

  3. Reply
    Lina
    October 10, 2017 at 9:25 am

    The drink looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing at Sew It Cook It Craft It! You’re one of my features today.
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      Jas
      October 10, 2017 at 10:50 pm

      Thank you, Lina! You made my day, it’s such an honor! 😀

  4. Reply
    Amber Harrop
    October 8, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    I love the drink and the story behind it I remember my daughter heading off to college too and I think the cause it so worth it x

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 8, 2017 at 8:33 pm

      Thanks, Amber! Time flies by so fast, now I’m sending my granddaughter off to kindergarten. 🙁

  5. Reply
    Rhonda
    October 6, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    You created a special memory for both you and your daughter with that trip. The drinks look amazing. Pinning to my Cocktail Hour board. Thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best.
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      Jas
      October 8, 2017 at 8:27 pm

      Oh, I have to check your board out. I love cocktails 🙂

  6. Reply
    Leslie
    October 5, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    Mmmm. This looks so good. And what a special trip to inspire the recipe! Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!
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      Jas
      October 6, 2017 at 8:24 am

      Thanks, Leslie, and thank you for stopping by!

  7. Reply
    Teresa - Aging Like a Fine Wine
    October 5, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    Sounds like the perfect little drink to enjoy during these last days of warm weather! Thank you for sharing at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I’ve pinned and shared on social media.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 6, 2017 at 8:22 am

      Yes, it is. Soon we’ll be looking for a drink to keep us warm 🙂

  8. Reply
    Jann Olson
    October 5, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    fruity and refreshing! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 6, 2017 at 8:21 am

      It really is, plus relaxing, LOL! 😉

  9. Reply
    Sandra L Garth
    October 4, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    A worthy cause and gorgeous drink! Your pictures are so tempting.
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      Jas
      October 6, 2017 at 8:17 am

      Thank you, Sandra!

  10. Reply
    Leanna
    October 3, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    These are so pretty and tempting. They look delicious.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 3, 2017 at 10:36 pm

      Thanks, Leanna! They’re pretty tasty 😉

  11. Reply
    Debrashoppeno5
    October 2, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    This looks so crisp and refreshing. A perfect tribute to Florida. Thank you.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 2, 2017 at 9:52 pm

      Thank you, Debra! Hope you’re well 🙂

  12. Reply
    Love from Munchkintime.com
    October 2, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    This recipe looks super good!!! Pinning to my Drinks Board, thank you for sharing!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 2, 2017 at 9:51 pm

      I’m so glad you like it. Thanks for stopping in!!!

  13. Reply
    Keri|flipflopweekend
    September 27, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    This looks so refreshing and delicious! I will definitely have to try!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      September 27, 2017 at 11:39 pm

      I hope you do! Thanks for stopping in 🙂

  14. Reply
    Ben Myhre
    September 24, 2017 at 6:54 am

    Definitely shot strength!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      September 24, 2017 at 12:13 pm

      That’s a good thing, right? 😉

  15. Reply
    Kate
    September 23, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    Oh, I’m making this tonight! Cheers!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      September 24, 2017 at 12:08 am

      Awesome! Cheers, Kate 😀

  16. Reply
    Kris ~ Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies
    September 23, 2017 at 10:11 am

    This sounds like the perfect drink!
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      Jas
      September 23, 2017 at 7:51 pm

      I agree! 😀

  17. Reply
    Carlee
    September 21, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Beautiful as always, Jas! How lucky that the two of you got to take a trip together before life got crazy again. What a fun memory and I could see how these would bring those feeling flooding back. What a great taste of Florida!
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      Jas
      September 21, 2017 at 10:22 pm

      Thanks, Carlee! Definitely a happy taste of Florida 😀

  18. Reply
    Ellen
    September 21, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    I love vodka drinks and if there’s citrus, especially Florida citrus, involved, all the better! So glad you and your daughter made such a special trip to Florida. If you ever make it back, look me up!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      September 21, 2017 at 5:01 pm

      Thanks, Ellen! Will do 🙂 I can’t even imagine the stress these hurricanes are putting you through. Hopefully, they are done devastating people. 🙁

  19. Reply
    anne
    September 21, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    This looks so refreshing!
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      Jas
      September 21, 2017 at 4:54 pm

      Hi, Anne! It really is refreshing 🙂

  20. Reply
    Val - Corn, Beans, Pigs & Kids
    September 21, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Love hearing about your memories of going to Florida with your daughter. 🙂
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      Jas
      September 21, 2017 at 4:53 pm

      Thanks, Val! It was truly a very special time 🙂

  21. Reply
    Beth
    September 21, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Gorgeous photos, as usual, Jas! I can taste this drink just looking at them! Yum!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      September 21, 2017 at 4:52 pm

      Thank you, Beth! Would go great with your peach cobbler 😉

  22. Reply
    P~
    September 21, 2017 at 9:18 am

    What a perfect memory and what a wonderful cocktail! I love it. P~
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      Jas
      September 21, 2017 at 4:52 pm

      Thank you so much!

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    Wendy Klik
    September 21, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Perfect little drink to help ease the stress of all affected by Harvey, Irma and now Maria.
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      Jas
      September 21, 2017 at 4:51 pm

      There are too many, that’s for sure. Thanks for stopping in, Wendy!

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