When it comes to food, I try to be as receptive as possible. If I don't like something on the first taste, I'll often try it again later, just to keep an open mind and palate. I wasn't a fan of Loft's Tangerine Liqueur on its own, but I wanted to give it another chance. When I spotted a creative cocktail recipe that called for the citrus spirit, I decided this was my opportunity to try it again. Guess what? I really enjoyed it. While I thought the cello was cloying on its own, it foiled perfectly with tart lime juice.
This recipe is for a tangerine-flavored margarita — but it calls for rum instead of tequila. This tangy sipper would make an ideal happy hour cocktail for someone who prefers rum or eschews drinking tequila. To make it,
1 1/2 oz Loft Tangerine Cello (or other tangerine liqueur)
1 1/2 oz white rum
3/4 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
1/2 oz simple syrup or agave nectar, if desired
Lime wedge, for garnish
Coarse salt, for glass
- In a shaker with ice, combine tangerine liqueur, white rum, lime juice, and syrup (if using).
- Salt rim of margarita glass by dipping edge of glass in water, then in salt.
- Strain and serve in glass. Garnish with lime.
Makes 1 cocktail.
- Drinks, Cocktails