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Tangerine Champagne Cocktail


Tangerine Champagne Cocktail

  • Author: theperksofbeingus


Tangerine Champagne Cocktail

What could be more refreshing on a warm Spring day than a champagne cocktail? The art of the cocktail is really quite simple. Choose your poison. Choose your favorite fruit flavor, & make sure you have the right amount of sweet & citrus. We love playing around with flavors. What is the key is always go with either fresh fruit, or delicious jams or marmalade.

Years ago, I was at a dinner with Bruce and I ordered a pomegranate martini. When it arrived, I was so excited to see what the bartender had mixed up for me. Sadly, it tasted like cough syrup. I called the waiter over, and was told that the bartender used the finest of mixes.

Making simple syrups, using fresh fruit, and using jams and fresh citrus is always the way to go. This particular drink was made with an incredible marmalade from

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Now, let’s make a cocktail, shall we?



  • 3 oz. gin or vodka
  • 1 dallop tangerine jam 
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Champagne


  • Shake with ice
  • Strain into Champaign glass
  • Top with champagne
  • Garnish with candied lemon or orange slice


This makes enough for 1 cocktail, but feel free to use the scale button (how genius is that?) to make a pitcher of them for a brunch, party, or shower?  Cheers!