Mandarin Sunset Serenade
Request: ‘Original cocktail with RuthieB made with mandarin vodka and cranberry juice and grand marnier’
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Serving : 1 cocktail
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Description: The Mandarin Sunset Serenade is a vibrant and sophisticated cocktail that sings with citrus notes and a beautiful balance of sweetness and tartness. This cocktail combines the bright flavors of mandarin vodka with the fruity depth of cranberry juice and the rich, orange essence of Grand Marnier. It's the perfect drink for a summer evening or a classy social gathering, striking the right chord of refreshing and indulgent. Ingredients: - 2 oz Mandarin vodka - 1 oz Grand Marnier - 2 oz Cranberry juice - 1/2 oz Fresh lime juice - 1/2 oz Simple syrup (optional, depending on your sweetness preference) - Orange zest twist for garnish - Ice Glass: Serve in a chilled martini glass for an elegant presentation. Instructions: 1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice to chill it. 2. Add the mandarin vodka, Grand Marnier, cranberry juice, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup (if desired) into the shaker. 3. Shake vigorously until well chilled, which should take around 15-20 seconds. 4. Strain the mixture into the chilled martini glass, ensuring a smooth pour without ice. 5. Express the oils of an orange zest twist over the drink by gently twisting it to release the oils, then run the zest around the rim of the glass before dropping it in as a garnish. 6. Serve immediately and enjoy the melody of flavors in your Mandarin Sunset Serenade. This original cocktail, named RuthieB to honor the request, offers an enticing combination of sweet, tart, and bitter notes, reminiscent of the hues of a sunset with a mandarin kiss.