Muddled tangerine-rosemary spritzer This non-alcoholic drink is like a burst of sunshine

Muddled tangerine-rosemary spritzer

Sweet, aromatic tangerine juice…

What would the cold months be without fresh, tangy, perfumed citrus fruits? I can’t even imagine! To me, tangerines are one of winter’s greatest culinary gifts of all. These delectable fruits are exceptionally sweet and aromatic.

…muddled with tangerine zest and fresh rosemary: a highly sippable concoction!

But it’s not only their juice that’s incredibly fragrant. The zest of tangerines is filled with tiny oil glands that are loaded with the pure essence of the fruit. It’s this zesty flavor that I really wanted to capture in this refreshing, non-alcoholic drink… and muddling the unpeeled fruit does the job marvelously. Additionally, the tangerines are muddled with fresh rosemary to make a thirst-quenching, highly sippable, totally delicious concoction.

Try it with satsumas, Minneola tangelos or any sweet tangerines

You can make this delightful drink with satsumas, honey tangerines, Minneola tangelos, clementines, Page mandarins or any other sweet tangerines or mandarins you can lay your hands on.

May this drink fill your winter days with sunshine!

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Muddled tangerine-rosemary spritzer

serves 2
active time: 10 min

  1. 5 large tangerines (or mandarins)
  2. 1/4 large lime – cut in 1/2″ pieces
  3. 1 sprig fresh rosemary (6″ long)
  4. 1 tablespoon organic sugar
  5. 1 cup club soda or sparkling water – chilled
  1. 2 fresh rosemary sprigs as garnish

  1. Cut one tangerine in 1” pieces. Juice the balance of the tangerines. Place the tangerine pieces in a large mixing glass or container (alternatively, use a pitcher). Add the lime pieces, rosemary, sugar and tangerine juice. Using a muddler, crush the fruits until they have released their juices and the rosemary is crushed, about 1 minute. Strain the mixture through a fine-meshed sieve, pressing all the juices out, and discard the pulp. You should have about 1 cup of muddled juice. Fill 2 tumblers with ice and pour the juice into the glasses. Top with the club soda or sparkling water. Garnish with the rosemary sprigs and serve immediately.
  2. Cook’s note: The muddled juice can be refrigerated for up to 1 day. If refrigerated for a longer period the juice loses its delicate flavors.

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10 Comments

  • Reply mjskitchen January 25, 2017 at 3:16 am

    We go through a lot of sparkling water in this house so I’m always looking for tasty ways to use it. Love these spritzers! That sprig of rosemary is such an elegant and refreshing addition!

    • Reply Viviane Bauquet Farre January 29, 2017 at 2:31 am

      Thank you, Mj! What would we do without citruses… and rosemary!

  • Reply Heide M. March 22, 2014 at 12:51 am

    Looks and sounds refreshing. Good luck on your cookbook.

    • Reply Viviane March 23, 2014 at 1:15 pm

      Thank you so much, Heide!

  • Reply D March 2, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    I adore all things citrus! The pairing of tangerine and rosemary sounds so enticing!

  • Reply Angie (@angiesrecipess) March 1, 2014 at 11:08 am

    So beautiful and refreshing!

    • Reply Viviane March 1, 2014 at 12:02 pm

      Thank you, Angie… and cheers!

  • Reply RavieNomNoms February 28, 2014 at 11:46 am

    What an amazing fizzy drink!

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