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This light citrus cocktail carries a hearty punch, whilst cleansing the palate with fresh orange juice.  It was created by my wife so that I could enjoy a cocktail while she enjoyed an olive filled martini.  Equally at home straight up as a cocktail or on the rocks in a suitable tumbler or highball glass, this cocktail adds a fresh orange zing to any evening.

For the purposes of this recipe I’ve used the term “a shot” as a unit of measure.  This should be taken as the common measure based on the imbibers preferences, the ratio is what matters not the overall quantity

Serves 1 | Preparation: 2-5 minutes | Cooking: None

  • 1 shot of Sailor Jerry (or your choice of spiced rum)
  • 1 shot of Patron Citronge (or your choice of orange liquor, Cointreau may also work)
  • A splash of Martini and Rossi Extra Dry Vermouth (or as above, your dry Vermouth of choice)
  • 1 Tangerine orange (fresh is best, as it is hard to zest a plastic bottle of orange juice)
  • Ice cubes
  • A chilled martini cocktail glass

Place the ice cubes, and spirits in a suitably sized cocktail shaker.

Using a zester remove some of the tangerine zest, keeping it on one side for garnish.  Then squeeze the tangerine juice into the shaker.  You can use a juicer, or just crush the orange in your bare hands!

Shake well, ensuring a good mix, and an even chilled temperature throughout. Pour through a strainer to remove any errant orange pips, and enjoy.

Pour into the chilled cocktail glass, garnish with the strands of zest and enjoy.