Afternoon Sunrise

Jenneffer Pulapaka

Cress, DeLand, FL

This sparkling cocktail by Jenneffer Pulapaka features a citrus-infused tonic syrup that gives complexity and brightness to this elegant drink.


  • 4 lemons 
  • 4 limes 
  • One 17-ounce bottle Jack Rudy Tonic
  • 5 ounces white wine 
  • 2 ½ ounces Sierra Mist


In a mason jar, make several lemon and lime “bowties.” To make the bowties, cut long strips of citrus peels and instead of twisting them, tie them in a knot. Cover the bowties with Jack Rudy Tonic and infuse for 1 to 2 days.

Fill a white wine glass halfway with ice. Squeeze a lemon wedge over the ice and add the white wine, the Sierra Mist, and a small teaspoon of the infused Jack Rudy Tonic. Stir well and garnish with the lemon and lime bowties.


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