Wednesday, February 13, 2013

My Funny Clementine

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I always buy a big box of clementine oranges this time of year because I see them at the grocery store.  My kids (and hubby) only get excited for the first clementines and the rest sit uneaten.  So I was looking at these sad "unloved" little clementines and decided to make a Valentine's drink out of them.  I will provide 2 adult (alcohol) versions and one kid friendly version. Hope all the clementines in the world get some Valentine love.   Cheers!


Ingredients Alcohol Version 1:
4-5 clementines peeled and juiced (makes about 4 oz of juice)
2 oz vodka (or more if you want it stronger)
1 oz Cointreau or other orange liqueur
juice of half a lemon

Directions:
Muddle or blend peeled clementines until it juices.  Strain away all the pulp and pieces until you have a smooth clementine juice.  Then add all other ingredients and shake or stir together with ice.  Pour into martini glasses and serve.  Enjoy.

Ingredients Alcohol Version 2:
4-5 clementines peeled and juiced (makes about 4 oz of juice)
8oz prosecco or champagne (or more if you want it stronger)
splash of lemon

Directions:
Muddle or blend peeled clementines until it juices.  Strain away all the pulp and pieces until you have a smooth clementine juice.  Pour into 4 glasses.  Top off with prosecco and lemon juice.  Serve.  Enjoy.
  
Ingredients Non-Alcohol Version (Kid-Friendly):
4-5 clementines peeled and juiced (makes about 4 oz of juice)
2 oz sparkling apple cider
juice of half a lemon

Directions:
Muddle or blend peeled clementines until it juices.  Strain away all the pulp and pieces until you have a smooth clementine juice.  Pour into 4 glasses.  Top off with sparkling cider and lemon juice.  Serve.  Enjoy.

 
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13 comments:

  1. Looking so yummy & gorgeous.... Lovely presentation. :-)

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  2. My kids love love clementines! This drink looks so pretty and sounds delish!

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  3. LOVE clementines, and this little boozy beauty might be just what the doctor ordered for me on Valentine's Day :D

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  4. Oh, that looks amazing. You know how much I love citrus and, well, vodka. :)

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  5. What a creative idea! I can definitely dig sitting around listening to some Blue Eyes while sipping on this. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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  6. What a gorgeous cocktail! And how fun that there's a non-alcoholic version, too! Happy Valentine's Day, my friend!!!!

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  7. This looks utterly beautiful my friend, the citrus is brilliant :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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  8. I've got a huge bag of Cara Cara oranges and I know that would work just fine as a substitute for the clementines. I know what I'm having for a weekend cocktail! Happy Valentine's!

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  9. Ramona! What a gorgeous cocktail. That color alone is so inviting! I'd have to have a couple, you know...to get in all that good Vitamin C. ;- }

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  10. Haha - cute story of the clementines needing some Valentine's love. Lovely photo!

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