Honey Tangerine Smash Recipe

Susan Palmer | Girl in the Little Red Kitchen

Honey Tangerine Smash is guaranteed to fight the Winter's blues. Fresh and invigorating!

Can we get some cheers for citrus season? Out of all the fruit seasons of the year, this is one that I do not cheat on (minus lemons and limes, because you can good ones year one).

I’ll go ahead and have so-so berries in the off-season if I’m out, or they appear on a breakfast plate, and the same goes with melon.

Honey Tangerine Smash Photo

Citrus fruits, though? No - those are solely reserved for the winter months because nothing makes up for a bland-tasting orange.  

Although when I say citrus, I’m talking way beyond your standard juice orange. Tangerines, Satsumas, Clementines, Cara Caras, Blood Oranges, Grapefruits, Meyer lemons, Tangelos… okay, I could go on and list them all, but I won’t.

I sort of did, but I’ll stop – really!

Honey Tangerine Smash Picture

I buy so many that I generally have hardly any room left in my refrigerator for much else. Obviously I love to snack on them, but my real love goes for cocktail-making.

There is no substitute for fresh juice, and you can’t beat the color of a freshly squeezed ruby red grapefruit or blood orange.

Plus, I can’t think of a spirit that all those fruits I just listed doesn’t go with. We all know the one thing that helps get you through a long hard winter is a bright and colorful drink, and this smash does just that.

Don't worry though, I'll carry on doing my experiments with different alchohol combinations and I'll keep you updated. All in the name of science! 

Honey Tangerine Smash Image

I honestly don’t think it’s possible to be sad with a bourbon smash in hand. Filled with fresh juice and plenty of mint the aroma draws you in after that is the bright orange and stark green color.

The only problem I ever see is how quickly this drink disappears. Good thing I have plenty of citrus on hand to mix up another! 

Honey Tangerine Smash Pic

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Honey Tangerine Smash Recipe

  1 Servings


  • 1-2 slices Tangerine
  • 3 ounces Fresh Tangerine Juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Honey
  • 7-8 Mint Leaves, Plus extra for garnish
  • 2 ounces Bourbon
  • Ice Cubes


  1. Place the tangerine slices in an old fashioned glass with the honey and mint leaves and muddle until the mint breaks up and the tangerine slices release their juices.
  2. Pour in the tangerine juice and bourbon and stir.
  3. Fill the glass with ice cubes and top with crushed ice.
  4. Garnish with mint leaves.


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Author: Susan Palmer
Recipe Yields: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 0
Calories 201

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 14g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 5g
Protein 0g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Susan Palmer

About Susan

Susan bakes up delicious treats as the Girl in the Little Red Kitchen at home in Brooklyn. She's joined Food Fanatic as a Cocktails and Boozy Desserts Fanatic, and we could not be more excited!

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