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Clementine Ginger Cocktail

Clementine Ginger Cocktail -- Take advantage of winter citrus with this rum-based drink | wearenotmartha.com

It may be freezing cold and grossly icy outside, but I don’t care because I just planned a vacation. Isn’t it funny how sometimes it just takes a little something to look forward to to make your world seem SO much happier? Especially if that little something involves warm weather, a beach, and well… that’s all you really need. It’s been about a zillion years since I’ve been on a beach vacation (since our honeymoon!) and I’m already loading up my Kindle, searching for new beachwear, and dreaming of stepping away from the daily grind for a few days. We’ll be in St. Maarten and I’d ask you if you had any recommendations, but I’m really not sure I want to do anything other than the beach… Aside from eating, so bring on the restaurant reccs.

And cocktails. Bring on the cocktails, too. Though I’m certainly not waiting for vacation to indulge in those. Of course, there’s lots to love about summer drinks (berries! sangria! rose!), but we shouldn’t be discounting all of the glorious concoctions we can make in the winter. Especially with winter citrus. I’ve been eating clementines by the dozen and came across this recipe, which gave me a little bit of inspiration. Muddled clementines, ginger, and basil… Does it get any better than that? Oh yeah, rum!

Clementine Ginger Cocktail -- Take advantage of winter citrus with this rum-based drink | wearenotmartha.com

If you love clementines, you’ll love clementines with rum. I promise.

Clementine Ginger Cocktail -- Take advantage of winter citrus with this rum-based drink | wearenotmartha.com

Also, crushed ice. What is it about crushing ice into little pieces that makes it so much appealing than whole cubes? It always makes me feel like I’m indulging in a treat.

Clementine Ginger Cocktail -- Take advantage of winter citrus with this rum-based drink | wearenotmartha.com

And muddling mint into cocktails makes me feel like it’s summer. Or that I should be sitting on a beach on a tropical island. I love that it can be combined with clementines for a winter sipper.

Clementine Ginger Cocktail -- Take advantage of winter citrus with this rum-based drink | wearenotmartha.com

Sadly, I’m likely sitting in an office as you read this… With this cocktail not anywhere near me. Life is just not fair in the winter.

Clementine Ginger Cocktail -- Take advantage of winter citrus with this rum-based drink | wearenotmartha.com

But have you noticed it’s staying lighter out a little bit later? Like a very, very little bit. But it’s a spark of hope! I’m trying to get my fair share of winter fruits and vegetables before the season is over and I regret wishing it away.

Clementine Ginger Cocktail -- Take advantage of winter citrus with this rum-based drink | wearenotmartha.com

Orrr maybe I’ll just continue to count down the days until vacation where I can get any cocktail my heart desires.

Are you clementine obsessed in the winter, like me?

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Clementine Ginger Cocktail
Take advantage of winter and its plethora of cold weather citrus with cocktails! This Clementine Ginger Cocktail combines clementines, ginger, mint, and rum for a winter sipper that will warm you up from the inside.
Course: Drinks
Servings: 2 cocktails
Author: We are not Martha
Ingredients
  • 1 clementine peeled and sectioned
  • 12 mint leaves
  • 1/4 tsp grated ginger
  • 2 oz. simple syrup
  • 3 oz. light rum
  • Soda water
Instructions
  1. Divide clementine, mint leaves, and grated ginger into two glasses and muddle together.
  2. Fill glasses with crushed ice ice.
  3. Pour 1 oz. simple syrup and 1 1/2 oz. rum into each glass.
  4. Top off with soda water.

Clementine Ginger Cocktail -- Take advantage of winter citrus with this rum-based drink | wearenotmartha.com

8 Responses to "Clementine Ginger Cocktail"

  1. I definitely wish I was on a beach somewhere right now…these single digit temps are not my favorite! This cocktail looks SO good! I love the clementine and ginger combo!

  2. I AM SO obsessed with clementines this time of year, it’s the only way to pretend I’m in Florida when I’m actually stuck in cold New Hampshire. Also this cocktail looks ahh-mazing.

  3. Clementines and ginger are such a delicious combination, so put into a cocktail sounds FABULOUS! I mean a girl needs to stay warm somehow, and I’m thinking this libation is the perfect way! Besides it IS Thirsty Thursday, so you can bet I’ll be pouring myself one of these come 5 (or 4) o’clock! Yay! Cheers! *clink clink*

  4. Pam says:

    Having a vacation to look forward to, is the best feeling! Yay for you. The ginger clementine cocktail looks pretty, refreshing, and tasty!

  5. H. Buchholz says:

    I get so excited at clementine season and then overbuy… THIS is my new solution!

  6. Im jealous your escaping the cold for warmer weather. In the meantime, I’ll be over here, sipping on this cocktail, pretending i’m on a beach.

  7. Nicole says:

    I went to St. Maarten last year and it was delightful! Make sure you try the guavaberry rum…it’s a specialty of the island! http://www.guavaberry.com/ I recommend the guavaberry colada for a frosty tropical twist cocktail.

    Also if you do decide to leave your beach chair (totally understand not wanting to do so!) I highly recommend watching the planes land at Maho Beach. It’s completely amazing to see the jumbo jets come in so close to the water! There are a few bars right near the beach too. Just heed the warnings to stay safely back from the planes taking off! http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g147346-d539433-r80881149-Maho_Beach-St_Maarten_St_Martin.html

    We were staying at Sonesta Great Bay (over on the Dutch side near the cruise ship docks) which gave us the ability to visit their sister resort Sonesta Ocean Point for a day. They are right next to Maho beach so you can watch the planes land FROM your beach chair. Just FYI in case you are still looking for a place to stay. Loved both Sonestas and really enjoyed staying all inclusive! http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g3160017-d7125222-Reviews-Sonesta_Ocean_Point_Resort-Maho_Sint_Maarten_St_Maarten_St_Martin.html

  8. Sues says:

    @Nicole- Yay!! Thank you for these awesome recommendations! I hadn’t heard of the guavaberry rum, but now I’m pretty excited for it 🙂 My husband is a wanna-be pilot, so he will definitely want to check out the planes. We’re staying at Westin Dawn Beach, which sounds like it’s pretty remote from most things, but I’m sure we’ll do some leaving of the beach chair 🙂

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