Spa RECIPES: Kelly’s Orange Blossom Cocktail from The Mission Inn & Spa in Riverside, California

This citrus-y treat provides a healthy—and delicious—dose of vitamin C.

The Mission Inn & SpaThe Mission Inn & Spa

The Mission Inn & Spa

The Mission Inn & Spa in Riverside, California, has hosted heads of state, movie stars and countless other luminaries throughout its 110-year history, so its reputation for elegance is a given. Which is why Kelly Roberts, co-owner of the facility and proprietor of the onsite Kelly’s Spa, went for luxury all the way in creating a beverage to complement the spa’s seasonal Orange Blossom Body Polish and Mimosa Pedicure services.

“Riverside is the pulse of California’s citrus industry, and spring and summer are the seasons to let your radiant beauty shine,” Roberts explains. “Kelly’s Orange Blossom Cocktail is a tantalizing treat for the taste buds that aligns with our intensely delicious, vegan and gluten-free spa treatments.”

The citrus-y cocktail launched in April of this year to coincide with the introduction of its sister spa treatments. It has since created quite a stir with Mission Inn guests, thanks to some ingenious cross-marketing with the hotel and its famed Presidential Lounge, where creative minds are always at work to conjure up new and exciting cocktails for guests. This new offering has become especially popular, perhaps because it’s as healthful as it is delicious.

“Just like the spa treatments for which it is named, the Orange Blossom Cocktail features fresh ingredients that truly speak to the season,” says Roberts. “The citrus provides powerful antioxidants; in particular, vitamin C, whose benefits include antiaging, strengthening of the immune system and fortified, healthy skin.”

Kelly’s Orange Blossom Cocktail

(serves one)
2 oz. St. Germain liqueur
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
3 oz. fresh orange juice
1 tsp. orange flower water
3 oz. Prosecco (Italian sparkling wine)
Fresh orange slice for garnish 

In a shaker filled with ice, combine first 4 ingredients and shake to blend. Strain into glass and top with Prosecco. Garnish with orange slice.

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