Calamansi (Baby Orange) Juice is made from this citrus which is a smaller version of the regular orange with a very sour taste similar to lemon. Other names by which this fruit is known are calamansi, kalamansi, calamondin. The fruit is widely grown in Southeast Asia particularly in the Philippines.
Calamansi or kalamansi or calamondin (as known in the U.S.) is believed to be a cross between a kumquat (oral or round-shaped, smooth skinned, small oranges with sweet rind) and the mandarin oranges.
My sister-in-law is an avid gardener and she has this exotic orange shrub that emanates citrusy fragrance as you enter her garden. She gave me some of these beauties.
Back to our little oranges, I was curious to know more about this sour beauties and as always Google gave me the answers I was looking for. I learnt just today that these are called ‘Calamansi’ or ‘Calamondin’. Google it to know more about this.
Contemplating what I should do with them – wanted to make something simple as the first recipe – So the Calamansi Juice it is……
Did not have mint leaves. You may try muddling some mint into the glasses and then pour the juice.
Tip: Decorate the rims of the serving glasses with powdered sugar and salt.