Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tangerine Cocktail




































Tangerines have been cultivated for over 3,000 years in China. The season is from October to April in the Northern Hemisphere. Most commonly you will peel and eat right away. They have a vivid orange color and are so sweet.  Today we hit almost 80 degrees in the Bay Area and this cocktail was perfect to ring in the first warm day of the year!





































Why not create a quick, simple and tasty cocktail to celebrate this beautiful citrus gem. You could certainly substitute the cognac for vodka. It is refreshing and celebrates the change of seasons from Winter to Spring.



Tangerine Cocktail

3 oz fresh tangerine juice
1/2 oz  fresh lemon juice
1 oz ginger simple syrup
1 1/2 oz Cognac

Put all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice & shake well for 15-20 seconds. Strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with a tangerine wedge.

Ginger Syrup

2 C. Water
2 C. Sugar
1 - 2 large ginger root, cut into one inch pieces

In a small saucepan add the water and sugar. Bring to boil while stirring a few times. Reduce to a simmer and add the ginger. Let cook for about one hour. When ready, strain and transfer to a glass container and allow to cool to room temperature.

7 comments:

  1. I love citrus combined w/ginger...this looks so good! Perfect and refreshing on a warm Texas evening...we'll be in the mid 80s by this weekend!

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  2. We are 1 day away from the weekend, and I would say this cocktail is perfect timing! Cheers~

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  3. What a gorgeous cocktail. I love the addition of the ginger syrup. :)

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  4. I love tangerines and it makes me almost giddy to think of this cocktail on an 80 degree day in early April;-)
    Have a great weekend;-)

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  5. Tangerines are just about my favorite fruit right now. Why have I not thought of getting them into a cocktail?!? High five!

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