It's officially Spring!  To most of the nation that probably does not mean a lot as there is still snow on the east coast but here in California, it doesn't mean much either.  Yeah I know.  We barely got a winter down here in Southern California and all the promised rain from the El Nino really did not pan out.  Which is too bad because we really, really need it.  Now Northern California received more than we did which is good but it won't help us that much come summer and fire season.  Wow, that took a depressing turn.  Yeah it's Spring.  Let's celebrate that!  Now, I have spoken about the tangerine tree that I have.  This thing produces tangerines all year round but right now it is just filled because of the "winter" rains that we did get.  I  have been coming up with as many recipes as I can using the tangerines.  This recipe is no exception.  In the past I have used lemons or oranges but the sweetness and tanginess of the tangerines really lends to this drink.  I do not add any sugar because I think the fruit is enough, you can if you like but taste it first.
Hope you enjoy.
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Serves 1


1 Large Strawberry
3-4 Sections of Tangerine
6 mint leaves
8 oz Tonic Water (you can also use a Lemon-lime Soda to add sweetness)

  • Quarter the strawberry
  • Make a slice in the middle of the tangerine sections, you should be able to pop the seed out
  • Place all into a tall glass
  • Using the pestle or a fork, mash the fruit and mint in the glass
  • Once all is smashed really well, add 1/2 the tonic water and stir
  • Add the ice and the rest of the tonic water

Optional:  1 oz of Gin

Be careful mashing in the glass as you don't want to break it!
Make a slice in the tangerine section, if you look closely you can see the seed on the right. It just pops out.

I hope you enjoyed this recipe.  If you did, leave a comment below.  I also have a YouTube channel where I feature many of my recipes.  If you would like to check it out, click on this link:  Bristlee One

Thank you for stopping by and remember, enjoy life.
It's the one you have,


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