Friday, February 18, 2011


 Sweet clementines are one of the seasonal delights of winter.  Of course, they are perfect alone, but try tossing them with a simple syrup of balsamic vinegar and sugar for a quick, elegant dessert-so good!

Clementines With Balsamic Vinegar

  • 8 sweet clementines
  • 1-ounce best quality balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Peel the clementines and separate them into segments. In a mixing bowl, toss the fruit segments, vinegar, and sugar. Mix until well combined. Divide the fruit mixture among 4 martini glasses, careful to get all the vinegar out of the mixing bowl and into the glasses. Crack fresh pepper over the top and serve.
 recipe adapted from Mario Batali

Bamboo Restaurant in East Hampton serves delicious sushi and has an amazing drink menu.  I love to order their Clementine Martini's-slightly sweet, very grownup. Try one this weekend!

Clementine Martini


 • 3 oz. Svedka Clementine Vodka
 • 1 oz. Grey Goose or other non-flavored top-shelf vodka
 • 1/4 teaspoon of granulated sugar
 • The meat of 1 Clementine

To a cocktail shaker add 3 oz. of Clementine vodka. Then 1 oz. of a vodka like Grey Goose. Add a splash of sugar. Cut a clementine in half and take a fork and scrap the meat out of the inside of each half into the shaker.  Add ice to the shaker and shake vigorously. Pour into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a thin slice of orange.


jeanette from everton terrace said...

I love clementines. Could eat them by the bagful but other than a salad addition, I've never had them any other way - seems silly. Both of these combos sound delicious.

I Dream Of said...

Delicious! I think a clementine martini would be the perfect start to a long weekend. Hope its a fabulous one!

Splendid Market said...

I've never heard of that Clementine salad -- it sounds wonderful, and refreshing. I may have to whip it up this weekend.

The enchanted home said...

A clementine you are talking! Picked up a crate of these little cuties just this morning...thanks for giving me a few great ideas should I be in a creative mood! Enjoy your weekend!

Splendid Sass said...

Just bought clementines! Will definitely try this.
Thanks for sharing.

quintessence said...

This clementine recipe sounds DELICIOUS - definitely going on my list to try!! Love the combination of tart and sweet - salt and sweet - yum!!

Casa Très Chic said...

Love clementines, I will try this salad.
They are so sweet now.

Karena said...

Adore Clementines! Your recipes sound so dlish, especially the cocktail :)

Art by Karena

pretty pink tulips said...

I think you've got me at the Clementine martini!!!

Cheers to a fabulous weekend, Barbara!
xoxo Elizabeth

Style Attic said...

I have a whole new bag in my fruit bowl! This is great, I can't wait to surprise the husband with the balsamic version when he gets back from a trip. I would have never thought to put that together!! XO