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Stocking Clementine

Stocking Clementine 1.000

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Spirits Dec 18, 2020

Citrus fruits are often given out as holiday treats. Here, they’re boosted with mezcal and elderflower for a bright and earthy brew. You can serve this in a standard soup or cereal bowl. Keep in mind the ease of drinking: You may be able to lift and sip from a bowl with taller edges, or you may prefer to use a straw.

Where to Buy: Fresh tangerine juice can be found at Whole Foods and well-stocked supermarkets.


Servings:
1 - 2

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Tested size: 1-2 servings

Ingredients
  • Ice (preferably 1 to 2 large cubes)
  • 4 ounces fresh tangerine or clementine juice
  • 2 ounces mezcal
  • 3/4 ounce St-Germain liqueur
  • 3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
  • 2 to 3 ounces chilled club soda, to taste
  • Wheels of clementines or tangerines studded with cloves, star anise pod, allspice berries and/or sage leaves, for garnish (optional)

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Directions

Place the ice cubes in your serving bowl and set aside.

In a mixing glass, combine the juice, mezcal, liqueur and bitters, and stir to combine. Pour the mixture over the ice in the bowl, then top with club soda to taste. Arrange your garnishes on the surface of the drink, if using, and serve.

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From Spirits columnist M. Carrie Allan.

Tested by M. Carrie Allan..

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving (based on 2): 127


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 8mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates: 11g 4%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 10g

Protein: 1g


*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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