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Heavy Juice Cocktail | A Spirit Forward Libation |

Heavy Juice Cocktail

A good friend Justin and I concocted this libation one day, we named this cocktail “Heavy Juice”.  A very apt name, it looks like boozy orange juice.  The Heavy Juice Cocktail is spirit forward, and wonderfully refreshing.  What makes Heavy Juice a bit different is the use of orange marmalade in the mix in lieu of a simple syrup.

A cut and paste for you party menu:

Heavy Juice

Beefeater Gin. Absolute Vodka. Aperol. Orange Marmalade. Sparkling Water.

Heavy Juice

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By Rick Britt Serves: 1
Prep Time: 5

Spirit Forward, but still refreshing.


  • 1.5 oz Beefeater Gin
  • .5 oz Absolute Vodka
  • 1 oz Aperol
  • 1 tblsp Orange Marmalade
  • 1.5 oz San Peligrino Sparkling Water
  • Garish with 1/2 an Orange Wheel



Add all ingredients except the sparkling water to a shaker.


Shake for 25 seconds.


Double strain into an old-fashioned glass over a large cube of ice.


Fill ramainder of the glass with sparkling water, and gently stir.


Garnish with orange wheel.

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