I believe I’ve finally figured out how to make it through the remainder of winter.
3 Tangerines, zest one and then juice all three
1 More Tangerine For Garnish
About 1 1/2 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
1/8 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
Ciroc Vodka, made from fine French grapes
Simple Syrup, one part sugar one part water
Squeeze of Fresh Lemon, about 1 Tablespoon
Spoon sugar, cinnamon, and zest onto a small plate, reserving about 1 teaspoon of zest. (Make sure the plate is large enough to fit the rim of your glass.)
Mix gently with a fork until it comes together.
Run a wedge of lemon or tangerine around the rim of the glass and dip the glass in the sugar mixture, twirling it around to cover the rim evenly.
Next, in a cocktail shaker, add 2 ounces of tangerine juice, 2 ounces of vodka, 1 ounce of simple syrup, and a little pinch of the zest and about 1 tablespoon or so of fresh lemon juice. Add a few ice cubes, place the lid on tightly, and shake until there’s a frosty sweat on the outside of the shaker.
Pour into sugar rimmed glass, garnish with a slice of tangerine
…and watch winter fly right by.