Honey Tangerine Smash

Kick your mid-winter blues out the door with this bright, fresh and sunny Honey Tangerine Smash.  If you need one cocktail to get you through the rest of the winter, this one will do the trick. 

Honey Tangerine Smash from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

I feel like I’ve failed you a little bit so far in 2016, we are 7 weeks into the new year and I’ve yet to give you a proper cocktail.  Sure there was a spiked hot chocolate but it’s chocolate and that just falls into its own category. What is wrong with this picture?!

It’s prime citrus season! Oranges, blood oranges, meyer lemons, grapefruits, tangerines, clementines, lemons, limes. . . you get my point.   Each fruit listed, deliciously used in many forms, is best used in my opinion in a cocktail.   There’s just something about fresh, bright, tart, and colorful citrus juice that will brighten up even the darkest and coldest winter day.

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Now let me tell you, it has been some dark and cold days lately too.  Mother nature is on a war path after a fairly moderate winter.  A snowstorm there, some pretty cold days here.  I can take it, but wind chills that bring the temperature down the single digits?

Yeah, no thanks.  Those are the days that I’m going to barricade up in my apartment and not leave until the thermometer reaches above or at least close to 30 degrees.

Thank goodness for Netflix, a well stocked bar and warm pug to keep me entertained.

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In all seriousness though, even on the coldest or the warmest days this Honey Tangerine Smash needs to be your new winter drink before tangerine season runs away from us for another year.

The gorgeous hue will brighten your mood, and the sweet juice with a hint of mint plus a bourbon kick makes it an easy sipper.  The only real problem is the drink goes down just a little too quickly.  Best to have extra around to make that second round.  You’re going to want it, trust me on this.

This Honey Tangerine Smash recipe originally appeared on Food Fanatic.

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