We drink a lot of fresh citrus. So much. We usually have 2 refrigerator drawers stuffed to the brim with citrus fruit. Our friends always tease us. Lime, lemons, oranges, grapefruits - there is never a moment when we don't have these on hand.
But until recently, we'd been using these not so efficient hand squeezers to get our fresh juice.
We were in the market for a real citrus press. Something like the Jupiter Large Commercial Juice Press
But at $120 we weren't quite willing to bite the bullet yet.
Then one day, while browsing the aisles of the Salvation Army looking for some cool vintage cocktail glasses, I spotted it out of the corner of my eye.
"What is it?" asked Adam.
Why, it's a Super Juicer! We did a bit of research, and this particular juicer is from a die-cast company that was right here in Chicago. Over 70 years ago.
And the price tag? $4.
I snatched it up in a heartbeat, brought it home, and cleaned the s#!% out of it.
We love it! We've had it about 6 months now and it makes the job of getting fresh juice so much easier. We probably will upgrade to one of the fancy models eventually but for now, our $4 Super-Juicer is the apple of our eye :)
So how about a cocktail that can put its talents to good use?
The Corpse Reviver #2. So named because it could wake a corpse. If a corpse was a fancy word for a super hung over person. This is a cocktail you would sip the morning after some heavy partying. Why #2? Because there was already a #1.
Here's what you need.
- 1 dash of Absinthe
- 1 oz Lillet Blanc (We were out at the time so we substituted Dubonnet Blanc - these are dry white aperitif french wines)
- 1 oz Orange Liqueur (Controy is a Mexican Cointreau knock off, any good Triple Sec will work)
- 1 oz Gin
- 1 oz Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
- Maraschino Cherry for garnish
Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with the cherry.