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Saturday, September 05, 2009

Tequila Tangerine Dream

Refreshing Beverage of the Week
I love a spunky cocktail! This one combines the delicate flavors of tangerine and lavender with the kick of tequila. Talk about a Santa Fe moment!

Ingredients
1 tangerine (1/2 for juice and 1/2 for tangerine slices)
2 sprigs fresh lavender
1 oz. simple syrup
2 oz. silver tequila
crushed ice
club soda

Procedure
Peel the tangerine. Juice half of it and set the juice aside. Remove pith from the other half and cut into small pieces. Put tangerine at the bottom of a tall glass, then add the syrup, juice and some lavender petals. Muddle this mixture. Pour in tequila. Pack crushed ice on top of this and then top off with club soda. Garnish with lavender or tangerine twists. (It’s prettier to leave the lavender petals in, but if you would be bothered by some getting in your mouth, strain them out.)