The Cutie Crush February 14 2014

cutie crush recipe

Got a crush on a cutie out there? Win his or her heart over by making this delicious cocktail on Valentine's Day. A muddled "cutie" mandarin orange combines with raspberry jam, rum, lime juice and Cointreau for a fun cocktail to share with that special someone you've had your eye on.

Start by pouring your favorite rum into the large compartment of the ReJigger. I recently discovered Mount Gay Barbados rum which works really well in this cocktail. Next, pour fresh lime juice in the medium compartment, followed by Cointreau in the small compartment.

Before shaking, muddle a whole "cutie" mandarin orange in a pint glass. Make sure you include the peel as the citrus oil in the peel will add a lot of flavor. Add a spoonful of raspberry jam along with some ice and the contents of your ReJigger. Give everything a good shake to mix and chill and strain it all into a chilled cocktail glass. If you don't want the raspberry seeds in the cocktail, you can strain it through a fine mesh strainer. Cheers!