Zest up your Spring/Summer with Chef Tom Walton’s Tangerine Spritz.

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Vitamix | Tangerine Spritz
Vitamix | Tangerine Spritz

Experience a burst of citrusy delight with Chef Tom Walton’s Tangerine Spritz recipe, brought to life with the innovative Vitamix Aer Disc Container. As the sun-kissed tangerines take centre stage in this refreshing concoction, the Aer Disc Container’s precision and power are the secret ingredients that elevate this cocktail to new heights of flavour and elegance.

Let’s get started on the perfect balance of zesty tangerines, effervescent bubbles, and a touch of at-home-bartending magic, all blended to create a beverage that embodies the essence of Spring/Summer in every sparkling sip.

“Journey to Italy with this Tangerine Spritz recipe that’s sure to taste like European Summer. The Vitamix Aer Disc Container makes a perfect whole-food juice whether the pulp is left in or strained to taste. This orange juice pairs perfectly with Lillet and Aperol to create a balanced, refreshing cocktail.” says Chef Walton.

This recipe makes 1 litre, takes a total of 16 minutes, and uses the Vitamix Aer Disc Container.

Ingredients

  • 615 g tangerines, peeled, halved
  • 30 ml honey
  • 240 ml Aperol
  • 60 ml Lillet Blanc
  • 240 ml club soda or flavoured sparkling water, divided use
  • 390 g ice cubes, divided use

Directions

  1. Place the tangerines and honey in the Vitamix container and secure the lid.
  2. Start the blender at its lowest speed, then quickly increase to its highest speed. Blend for 45 seconds, using the tamper to press the ingredients toward the blades. For a cleaner, thinner cocktail, strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer. Makes 2 cups.
  3. Place half the orange honey juice, 1 cup (240ml), into the Vitamix container along with the Aperol and Lillet Blanc and secure the lid.
  4. Start the blender at its lowest speed, then quickly increase to its highest speed. Blend for 45 seconds.
  5. Divide the mixture evenly over 4 highball glasses filled with 2/3 cup ice each. Top with club soda or flavoured sparkling water and stir to incorporate.

Chef’s Note: For a mocktail, simply omit the Aperol and Lillet Blanc, use all the orange honey juice to fill highball glasses with 2/3 cup ice each, and top with tonic water or club soda.