Clementines for St.Clements

A glass of st.clements drink
A flatlay of st.clements drink surrounded by oranges, lime and clementine

The St.Clements drink is a classic mocktail. Since I am that person that just can’t let things be, I decided to play around with the recipe for the St.Clements. A classic version of the St. Clements features orange juice and bitter lemon. It actually sounds really yummy.

I decided to play on the name of St.Clements drink by using clementine juice. It is the middle of winter and there is an abundance of citrus around. One of the reasons why I wanted something other than orange juice is because I find it a bit much. Clementine juice is much softer and has a floral note when compared to an orange.

Citrus for st. clements

For the lemonade or bitter lemon aspect of this St. Clements drink, I made my own syrup. It pretty much follows the formula for the Grapefruit Thyme syrup I shared before. Except, I am using a mix of lemon and lime in this recipe.

The other adjustment to the classic recipe is using a mix of ginger beer and sparkling water to finish up the drink. The ginger adds a bit of heat to the drink to compliment the hint of florals from the clementine and the bitterness of the lemon-lime syrup.

A glass of st.clements drink

I have a feeling this St.Clements is about to be a drink I reach for constantly. It is such a ready palette to play to with other flavors like basil or even a bit of thyme. I also imagine that infusing some jalapeno into the lemon-lime syrup would make for a memorable drink.

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St. Clements

A play on the classic orange juice drink, St. Clements, features clementine juice and lemon-lime syrup.
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Keyword: clementine, ginger beer, lemon, lime, mocktail, st.clements
Servings: 1 Serving
Author: Sinmi

Ingredients

  • 3 oz Clementine juice I found that this is the juice of 1.5 clementine
  • 3 oz Lemon-lime syrup
  • 3 oz Ginger beer
  • Sparkling Water
  • Ice

Instructions

  • In a drink shaker, add in ice, clementine juice, lemon-lime syrup. Shake.
  • Strain the clementine juice mix into a tall glass. Add in the ginger beer. Top it off with sparkling water to taste.

Notes

The lemon-lime syrup in this recipe refers to my recipe for Grapefruit Thyme syrup. Also, I only added a few ounces of ginger beer because I wanted slight heat. If you prefer, you can top the drink up completely with ginger beer. You can also entirely skip the ginger beer and just use sparkling water. This drink is versatile.

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