Ah, Valentine’s Day! Love is in the air and you are going out with your significant other for a holiday drink. Wait, you don’t know where to start? Well come by each day leading up to the Day of Love for a new drink recipe each day including feedback from our tasting team.

For each drink, we rated the drink on its appearance or first impression, smell, taste and whether or not it was Valentine’s Day material.

Clementine Crush

Photography by Seth Abel 


Rank: Second Place

Rating: 4.1/5 hearts


- 1/2 teaspoon chopped ginger

- 1/2 ounce simple syrup

- 1 1/4 ounces clementine vodka

- 1 1/2 ounce orange liqueur

- 1 1/2 ounces pineapple juice

- 1/2 ounce lime juice

- 1/2 ounce passion fruit juice

- clementine or orange slices for garnish

Thoughts: Full of citrus flavor and a hint of passion fruit, this drink “reminds you of an island, the aroma of a tropical breeze and a fresh glass of orange juice.” Although it has a somewhat bitter aftertaste, “Clementine Crush” is a lovely orange infused beverage that’s “fun and fruity” although it doesn’t mesh well with Valentine’s Day theming. Whether you imbibe this while cozying up to that special someone or with a group of friends, it’s a drink to remember.