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Nasturtium Tangerine Spritz

Nasturtium Tangerine Spritz | Well and Full | #cocktail #mocktail #recipe

This nasturtium tangerine spritz is such an easy and refreshing summer drink! With only four ingredients, you’ll be sipping this bright spritz in no time!


This recipe was inspired by these gorgeous Nasturtium Margaritas by my friend Liz of Floating Kitchen!


Sneaking in with a super fresh, super easy, super bubbly recipe before the weekend starts! I know I don’t usually post on Fridays, but I kind of get a little prickly at the idea of posting on a super strict schedule. It makes Well and Full sound so regimented and business-y. And while my blog has become my business, it is first and foremost my passion and long-term art project, if you will ;) So Friday spritzes it is!

I made these Nasturtium Tangerine Spritzes into a mocktail because I don’t really drink much alcohol. It’s not that I don’t want to, but my stomach really can’t handle it. I’ve always dealt with chronic stomach problems, and alcohol does not help whatsoever lol. But I still love a good beverage, and I knew I had to do something with all these nasturtiums bursting out of my garden!

This year I really have been enjoying making botanical recipes, like this salad and this lemonade. To me, there are few things in life more beautiful than my dog Ivy, perfectly crystallized snowflakes, and flowers. Nasturtiums have this lovely herbal, bitter, peppery flavor that adds just a little bite to these spritzes. I hope you love this recipe!

Nasturtium Tangerine Spritz | Well and Full | #cocktail #mocktail #recipeNasturtium Tangerine Spritz | Well and Full | #cocktail #mocktail #recipe

Nasturtium Tangerine Spritz

This nasturtium tangerine spritz is such an easy and refreshing summer drink! With only four ingredients, you'll be sipping this bright spritz in no time!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups Tangerine Juice see notes
  • 1/2 - 1 Tsp Honey
  • 4 Nasturtium Flowers plus more for garnish, if desired
  • 2 Fresh Spearmint Leaves
  • 2 12 oz Cans Grapefruit Seltzer

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the tangerine juice, honey, and nasturtium flowers, with a few ice cubes. Shake vigorously until the juice is chilled and the flowers are muddled.

  2. Pour the grapefruit seltzer evenly between two glasses. Then, divide the nasturtium tangerine mix over them.

  3. Serve with ice and nasturtium flowers, for garnish.

  4. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • For this drink, ONLY use flowers that you are 100% sure are nasturtiums and are 100% sure have NOT been treated with pesticides or any other chemicals. If you are unsure if a flower is a nasturtium or not, DO NOT consume it! This drink is just as refreshing without them!
  • If you don't have nasturtiums on hand, just omit. 
  • If you don't have tangerines on hand, use clementines!
  • If you don't have clementines or tangerines, use unpasteurized, fresh-squeezed orange juice. I do not recommend Tropicana or any other type of store-bought orange juice for this recipe. 
  • Turn this spritz into a margarita with a shot(ish) of rum per glass, plus a squeeze of lime juice!

Nasturtium Tangerine Spritz | Well and Full | #cocktail #mocktail #recipe

P.S.

If you make this recipe and post it on Instagram, be sure to tag me @wellandfull and #wellandfull so I can see! I love seeing your takes on my recipes :)

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