In the deRosier house, special occasions call for Orange Juice Mocktail. It's pretty much a guarantee that we'll make it for birthday and holiday breakfasts, and it sometimes shows up when we host lunch or dinner. I love how it looks on my latest fruit coaster. (Here are the lemon and the lime.)
I've actually shared our 'secret' recipe for Mocktail before (Trevor looks so little!!!), but I'll repeat it here: Fill a glass 2/3 full of orange juice, then pour in Sprite or 7-Up until the glass is almost full. Add a tablespoon of grenadine and serve. If you pour the ingredients in a different order, you don't get the beautiful ombre, but it tastes just as good.
The orange slice coaster is essentially identical to the lime slice, other than the color. Both have 10 segments. Instructions and affiliate links below.
Orange Slice Felt Coaster
Cut out a circle of orange felt, approximately 4" in diameter. Cut out a circle of white felt that is slightly smaller than the orange circle. Then cut out another orange circle that is slightly smaller than the white one.
Set the large orange circle and the white circle aside.
Fold the smaller orange circle in half. Cut along the fold, then cut each half into 5 triangles. They don't need to be identical, as they definitely aren't in nature. Snip off the corners of each triangle so they are rounded. Space them evenly on the white circle, trimming if necessary until they resemble the segments of an orange.
Use a orange thread and a very short running stitch to sew the orange segments to the white circle. Start at the tip of one segment, work around the edges until you reach the tip again, then move over to the next segment.
When all the segments are attached, use white thread and the same short running stitch to attach the white circle to the orange circle.
When your coaster is done, make yourself an Orange Juice Mocktail. A delicious reward for a job well done!