This quick and easy cocktail showcases the refreshing zing of calamansi, aka calamondin or Philippine lime. The citrus fruit, a staple of Filipino and Southeast Asian cooking, tastes like a very tart combination of lemon, lime and orange. This recipe makes enough syrup for 4 cocktails and the syrup can be made ahead. For a nonalcoholic version, simply leave out the gin.

EatingWell.com, November 2020

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Credit: Joy Howard

Recipe Summary test

active:
10 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
1
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Ingredients

Syrup
Cocktail

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare syrup: Bring calamansi juice (or lemon juice and orange juice), sugar and water to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring once or twice, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Transfer to a lidded jar and refrigerate until chilled, about 30 minutes and up to 1 week.

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  • To prepare cocktail: Fill a low-ball glass with ice. Add 2 ounces calamansi syrup, club soda and gin; stir. Garnish with candied lime or lemon, if desired.

Tips

To make ahead: Refrigerate syrup (Step 1) for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

176 calories; sodium 14mg; carbohydrates 28g; sugars 26g; vitamin a iu 17IU.
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