03rd Jan2012


David’s Cocktail Corner: Tangerines

by David Edessa

Written By David Edessa

The season is here for Tangerines!

Don’t worry on the first three drinks if you have pieces of mint floating around it’s meant to be what I call a dirty drink that’s just part of their charm.

Tangerine Mojito

  • 2 oz. of silver rum
  • 3 To 4 slices of Tangerines (try to remove some of the seeds)
  • Mint leaves 4 to 8
  • 1/2 oz. Fresh Lime juice
  • 1 Teaspoon of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 oz. Grand Marnier
  • 1 oz. soda water
  • Mint sprig for garnish

Muddle the tangerine with mint leaves in a cocktail shaker. Add rum, Grand Marnier, lime juice, sugar, and ice. Shake well. Strain into cocktail glass and serve over ice. Top with soda water. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Tangerine Tangler

  • 1.5 oz. Sliver Tequila
  • 1/2 oz. Soho Lychee Liquor
  • 1/2 oz. Fresh Lime juice
  • 2 oz. Tangerine juice
  • Mint leaves 3 to 4
  • Crushed Ice

Muddle the tangerine with mint leaves in a cocktail shaker. Add rum; Muddle the tangerine with mint leaves in a cocktail shaker. Add Tequila, Soho Lychee Liquor, lime juice, and ice. Shake well. Strain into cocktail glass and serve over ice. Garnish with a tangerine slice.

Tangerine Mint Julep

  • 2 oz. of Bourbon
  • 1/2 oz. Peach Schnapps
  • 2 To 3 slices of Tangerines (try to remove some of the seeds)
  • 1 Teaspoon of powdered sugar
  • Mint leaves 4 to 8
  • 1 oz. soda water
  • Mint sprig for garnish

Muddle the tangerine with mint leaves in a cocktail shaker. Add bourbon, Peach Schnapps, sugar, and ice. Shake well. Strain into cocktail glass and serve over ice. Top with soda water. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Tangerine Caipirinha

  • 2 oz. Cachaca (Brazilian Pure Cane rum)
  • 2 slices of Fresh tangerine
  • 2 slices of fresh lemons
  • 2.5 oz. Tangerine Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon powdered sugar

Mix tangerine slices, lemon slices, honey and sugar in shaker. Add Cachaca, tangerine juice, and plenty of ice. Shake vigorously and pour into a cocktail glass over ice. Garnish with a slice of tangerine.

Bubbles and Fizz

And after New Year’s if you have any Champagne or Sparkling wine left over (probably not!) try these…

Tangerine Mimosa

  • 1.5 oz. Tangerine juice
  • Fill with Champagne

Tipsy Tangerine Mimosa

  • 1.5 oz. Tangerine Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Campari
  • Fill with Champagne

Grand Tangerine

  • 1.5 oz. Tangerine juice
  • 1/2 oz. Grand Marnier
  • Fill with Champagne

Tangerine Royal

  • 1.5 oz. Tangerine juice
  • 1/2 oz. Chambord
  • Fill with Champagne

Champagne should be enjoyed year round anyways!

 

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David Edessa

David Edessa

David Edessa spent over twenty years managing night clubs, bars, cafes, restaurants, and after hour clubs. He has traveled and operated in major markets like Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Las Vegas, playing a major role in launching and managing restaurants. David has served as a consultant for California fine dining restaurants as well as for premier entertainment venues in Orange County, California. David has a knack for selecting the perfect taste and flavor combinations for both food and drink. He honed his skills on the culinary aspect of mixology and recipes development, with an understanding and appreciation of the liquors, beers, and wines of the world.

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