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Clementine Bourbon Cocktail Recipe

Clementine Cocktail Good ingredients make great cocktails. With citrus season in full swing, I’ve been shaking up cocktails and mocktails with fresh squeezed juice. This drink recipe is a mix of fresh squeezed clementine juice and bourbon whiskey. The addition of orange liqueur and orange bitters amps up the citrus flavor.

Clementine Bourbon Cocktail Recipe
3 ounces fresh squeezed clementine juice
1 1/2 ounces bourbon whiskey
3/4 ounce orange liqueur (such as Cointreau)
Few dashes orange bitters
Clementine slices
Pomegranate arils

Add clementine juice, bourbon, orange liqueur and orange bitters to cocktail shaker. Add ice to cocktail shaker; cover and shake vigorously. Strain into chilled glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with clementine slices and pomegranate arils.

Makes 1 drink
Clementine Whiskey Drink

More cocktail recipes:
Blood Orange and Ginger Cocktail
Clementine French 75 from Bourbon and Honey
Grapefruit Margarita from Drink and Cocktail RecipesClementine Drink

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Very Good Gin and Tonic Recipe

Meyer Lemon Gin and Tonic You’re looking at a very good gin and tonic. It’s made with my favorite in season citrus: Meyer lemon. This lemon variety is sweet, sour, fragrant and slightly floral. Meyer lemons beg to be used wherever you use regular lemons or limes. They have a shorter season, and I take full advantage of them when they’re available. I use Meyer lemons in many different recipes, including salads, dips, desserts and drinks.

Since a gin and tonic is such a simple mixed drink, it’s important to use good ingredients for the best flavor. Here I’ve built a stellar G and T by combining a smooth gin with Fever-Tree Indian Tonic Water and a squeeze of Meyer lemon. A garnish of pomegranate arils adds a festive touch, don’t you think? Cheers!
Good G and T drink Very Good Gin and Tonic Recipe
1 wedge Meyer lemon
1 1/2 ounces gin (I used Hendrick’s gin)
4 ounces tonic water, chilled (I used Fever-Tree tonic)
Garnishes: Pomegranate arils and additional Meyer lemon wedges

Fill a glass with ice cubes. Squeeze the juice of a Meyer lemon wedge over the ice and drop the lemon wedge into the glass. Add the gin and chilled tonic; stir gently. Garnish with pomegranate arils and additional Meyer lemon wedges.

Makes 1 drink

Tip: For a tall (softer) gin and tonic, add 2 ounces additional tonic.

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Kentucky Mule Bourbon Drink
Frozen Gin and Tonic from Drink and Cocktail Recipes