Clementine Crush Recipe

Grand Lux Cafe's Clementine Crush Cocktail
Clementine Crush, the only drink you need when clementine are in season. Fausto Saez/LatinContent/Getty Images
  • 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 Cocktail

A variety of fruit are paired with the zing of ginger in this delightful cocktail. It is served year-round at Grand Lux Cafe's various locations throughout the U.S. and it is a great drink to serve at home as well.

The cocktail features clementine, both in fresh and vodka form, then piles pineapple, passion fruit, and lime into the fruity mix. If you cannot find Svedka Clementine, feel free to use your favorite citrus vodka, though you will find that the clementine is better for this particular drink.

Likewise, clementines have a very short season in the winter and if you want this drink out of season, choose another small orange that will fit in the glass. The fruit slices resting against the glass is essential to both the taste and presentation of this drink, so don't skip that step or you will have a drink that is more meh than wow.

What You'll Need

How to Make It

  1. Place three thin slices of a fresh orange against the wall of a highball glass.
  2. Muddle the ginger and simple syrup in a mixing glass.
  3. Add the spirits and juices and fill with ice.
  4. Shake well and tightly strain into the prepared glass over fresh ice.

Recipe Courtesy: Grand Lux Cafe