If you are wondering what is in the drink :

juice of two “Newzealand Oranges” + one lemon / lime + 8-10 fresh mint leaves [ they were the hardest to prevent from wilting! ] two pinches crushed black pepper + 1 and a half teaspoon sugar + two pinches of salt + 10-12 ice cubes. Than mix it togeher in a pictherImage



Orange Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies



  • 1 ¼ cups butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • zest of one large orange, finely minced

Cream together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla extract to the creamed mixture and beat until well combined.

Sift together the cocoa, flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture along with

  • 1 ½ cups chocolate chips
  • zest of one large orange, finely minced

Mix well until a dough forms.

Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Dough must be very cold when it goes in the oven.
Roll into 1 inch balls. Place about 2 inches apart on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for about 8-10 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on the pan for several minutes before placing them on a wire rack to cool completely.