A word of warning, make sure you like tangerine juice first before making this. I know that it seems like a silly thing to say, but you would be surprised how many people don't like tangerine juice. It's not the most popular for a reason. It's hard to describe, but I would call it a mix between orange and carrot juice…am I right, tangerine lovers? There's something very savoury about it that brings forth a taste of vegetable juice as well.
This gin drink came about because I had tangerine juice. I had strawberries. I had gin. I always have mint. There were no recipes out there for anything like it, so I smashed it all together and prayed for it to work out.
It worked out quite darn well!
I quickly posted this recipe on my Facebook page last week when I whipped it up spur of the moment and now I'll post it here for everyone to enjoy.
You are either going to love or hate the mint in this drink. I love mint in everything, so there was no way I was leaving it out.
I was shocked that Mike liked this drink as well, let's face it, he's picky. I handed it to him for a taste test and the resulting raised eyebrows with a “Hey, that's good!” had me raising my own eyebrows in disbelief. I had totally pegged him for a tangerine juice hater.
Then again, doesn't gin make everything better?
- 2 oz tangerine nectar1 tsp brown sugarone large strawberry 1 oz gin2 oz club sodaice to fill in Mint only if you like mint everything like I do.
- In the bottom of a whiskey tumbler or short glass, smash the strawberry, brown sugar and mint (if wanted) together. Pour in the gin and mix. Add ice to fill then pour the club soda over it. Stir and serve with a strawberry on the side as garnish!