Tangerine Ice & Champagne Cocktails

14 Feb

In addition to the sweet potato soup, last time I was at Sam’s for dinner with Terry– Sam served us these. Holy moly I could drink 100 of them. So good. And probably dangerous.

For new years eve- Sam and Jared stayed in a cooked  a gorgeous and delicious meal. Sam made these– (pardon the belated posting) here is what she had to say about it :
Above all, the easiest creation that I made and imagine we will repeat to please future guests at our place was the tangerine ice.  So delicious and totally celebratory. We poured champagne over and added maple bitters – a great start to 2012.

1/2 cup sugar
3 cups freshly squeezed tangerine juice (about 3 pounds)
Juice of 2 large limes
2 tablespoons orange liqueur or kirsch. Sam used Creme de framboise
Champagne, optional.
Maple bitters- Sam added and if you have– it really makes a great addition

1. Put the sugar in a mixing bowl and whisk with 1 cup tangerine juice
until thoroughly dissolved. Stir in the rest of the tangerine juice,
the lime juice, and the orange liqueur or kirsch. Mix well.
2. Pour the mixture into a storage container to a depth of 1 inch, or
into a zippered plastic freezer bag (she used a ziploc.) Cover or seal well and freeze for at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight.
3. To serve, chop the frozen mixture roughly with a spatula, then
spoon into glasses. Top with a little chilled Champagne if you wish. And a few drops of Maple Bitters.


One Response to “Tangerine Ice & Champagne Cocktails”


  1. Peach & Raspberry Popsicles « Snacko Backo - August 20, 2012

    […] (put in your ice cream machine), as a granita (put in freezer and bash up- like Sam did with her tangerine ice) or in popsicle molds. I studded my pops with a few raspberries. Others served their peach sorbet […]

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