Tangelos are halfway between oranges and grapefruits – juicy and tart and this minute, they are in season in Nigeria.
I love them and I’m desperate to approximate their flavours in a delightful cocktail. My first attempt involved passion fruit, tangelo juice and Tequila. It was nice but I didn’t get the distinct citrus flavour.
This weekend, I wiped the slate and wrote Mojito.
Added some tangelo juice and ice,…
Some lime juice and sugar, and then rum later, we were done. I didn’t have any soda water to finish…but that will be corrected in Take 2 (for which experimentation is nearing completion).
I liked the lacing of lime which added some clean.
What I didn’t get coming through with the degree of force which I’d have liked was the scent leaves. It was a faint flavour, a bit of fragrance. Overall, I enjoyed it and in any case, I think I might have happened upon the secret of success for a perfectly balanced, slightly herby Mojito. Coming soon.
But first, the end of this chapter.