Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Cocktail of the Week: Tangerine Mint Margarita

Not sure where you live, but here in Dallas it's already in the 90's and humid.  Summer is here.  Ugh.

So it's time for refreshing cocktails to get us through to October (seriously) when it will be comfortable again.  Here's a citrusy drink inspired by one from chefs Mary Sue Millken and Susan Feniger.

Tangerine Mint Margarita
Makes one cocktail.

2 ounces freshly-squeezed tangerine juice (orange juice also works fine)
1/2 teaspoon grated tangerine zest
1 ounce fresh lime juice
5 fresh mint leaves
2 ounces reposado tequila

In a cocktail shaker, combine juices, zest and mint leaves.  Muddle together.  Add tequila to the shaker and fill shaker with ice.  Shake thoroughly and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass.  Garnish with a mint sprig and twist of tangerine peel.

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