Recipe: Hup Hup Orange Crush from Pop’s Sea Bar

Despite this cocktail's trio of liquors, it’s remarkably easy-drinking.

Charred and fresh oranges go into this sunny-day cocktail, which tastes a lot more innocent than it actually is.

Serves 4

4 oranges, halved

2 lemons, halved

4 ounces vodka, preferably Sobieski

2 ounces aquavit, preferably Linie

3 ounces Combier orange liqueur (you can substitute Cointreau or Triple Sec if necessary)

Crushed ice, as needed

Club soda, as needed

Orange slices, for garnish

Set a 12″ stainless steel or cast iron pan over medium-high heat. Place 4 orange halves cut-side down and char until caramelized, about 3 to 5 minutes; do not char the remaining 4 orange halves. Juice the charred and raw orange halves and the lemon into a large pitcher or carafe. Stir in the vodka, aquavit, and Combier. Pour the mixture into 4 highball or collins glasses over crushed ice, then top with splash of club soda. Garnish each drink with an orange slice.

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