Gin-gerly Orange Cocktail

I have fallen in love with cocktails using clementines. These little fruits are tasty on their own but when combined with alcohol…OMG. They are delicious as we will prove to you with today’s clementine gin cocktail. You can also try these little oranges in Clementine Margarita or the Clementine Martini. Actually, we suggest you make all three cocktail recipes. But maybe not at the same time.

gin clementine cocktail

And the color? Holy beautiful with the bright orange. Just look at the pictures.

gin clementine ginger cocktail

Anyway, in this clementine gin cocktail the sweetness of clementines is combined with the floral botanical flavors of Tanqueray 10 Gin. I have to say, Tanq Ten is one of my favorite gins. I love it in a classic martini with a twist, in a grapefruit sage cocktail and also in this clementine gin cocktail. It’s one of those gins you could drink straight out of the bottle. Not that I’ve done that before (or had other people do that). That would just be crazy. Or would it…

clementine gin cocktail

To bump up the citrus flavor even more, I added in some Patron Citronge. The drink is finished off with ginger beer and a sprig of mint for color and aroma. The combination of citrus, floral and ginger is different, but absolutely delicious.

clementine ginger cocktail

Gin-gerly Orange Cocktail
 
How to make a gin cocktail with fresh clementines and ginger beer.
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 3 freshly squeezed clementines
  • 2 ounces Tanqueray 10 gin
  • 1-1/2 ounces Patron Citronge
  • Ginger Beer
  • Mint sprig for garnish
Directions
  1. In a cocktail shaker combine juice from freshly squeezed clementines, gin, and Patron Citronge with ice and shake.
  2. Fill a highball glass with ice and strain contents of cocktail shaker into glass.
  3. Top with ginger beer and garnish with a sprig of mint.

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Jessica Torres is the chief cocktail creator here at One Martini. When not playing bartender in her kitchen and on the Internet, Jessica can be found improving her food and drink photography, spending time with her family or attempting to nap. Jessica also writes at allParenting and Savvy Sassy Moms. Subscribe to our newsletter to get all of the latest cocktail creations delivered directly to your inbox.

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