Thursday, February 26, 2015

Tangerine Mint Whiskey Slush

Tangerine Mint Whiskey Slush

February is a month of cruel contradictions. Here in the frozen tundra of the North East, we've been blasted with countless days of snow and some of the coldest weather I can remember. But, when we finally make it into the grocery store, not a warm place, but still a huge relief, we're confronted by displays of fresh, summery citrus. Cruel.

Tangerine Mint Whiskey Slush
All these lemons and grapefruit and tangerines and blood oranges aren't grown here, of course. But this is their season and they're shipped to us daily. I'm all for eating local but I think all bets are off when there's this much snow and the non-local citrus is so lovely.

I sampled a fresh tangerine and was in fruit heaven with sweet juice running down my chin. There was going to be summer in my cocktail glass no matter what the temperature outside. Cheers!

Per Serving:
2 oz. Whiskey
1/4 Cup tangerine juice
1 oz. Lemon juice
1 oz. Simple syrup
10 Sprigs mint

Add the whiskey, tangerine juice, lemon juice, simple syrup and mint to a blender. Add about 6 large ice cubes and pulse, using the ice breaker, setting until all the large chunks are broken up. Serve in a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a sprig of mint and wedge of tangerine, if desired.


  1. It looks absolutely beautiful and I bet it tasted just as good as it looked. I'd love to try making one of these.