Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Bronxathon: Tangelo Bronx

The Bronxathon is nearly over (wrap-up tomorrow) but I couldn’t let it go without doing at least one tangerine variation. There was a big box of tangelos at the market, and they turned out to be great for juicing. I got more out of one than from a comparably sized Valencia orange. The flavor was rich, bright, a little tart and a little spicy.

Tangelo Bronx
  • 2 oz Plymouth gin
  • 1/2 oz Punt e Mes
  • 1/2 oz Lillet
  • 1 oz tangelo juice
  • 1 small dash Fee Bros Aromatic Bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Big tangelo twist.

As I was squeezing the fruit, the oil from the rind was visible on top of the juice. Very cool. I can barely wait to get more tangelos.


  1. Yeah, I find tangelo juice to be not as sweet as orange, but also spicy, like you said. Totally different and not a substitute for orange, IMO.

    I've really enjoyed your Bronxathon. I hope your wrap up includes which one was the best, or even some thoughts on how to make the Bronx finally sing.

  2. Tangelo is definitely not interchangeable with sweet orange in recipes, that’s for sure. Related but distinct. But more thoughts on the citrus element tomorrow.


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