#DOTW: Mandarin Mistletoe

Merry Christas everyone! Well, almost. But let’s face it. Here in NYC, once the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is lit, it’s Christmas for a couple of weeks straight, and I am one hundred percent ok with this. Parties, dinners, specials, I love it all, it’s my favorite holiday. Of course you need a special cocktail to serve at your holiday party, and I’m no-one to disappoint. This one is fruity and delicious, and make sure you kiss someone, because this drink looks like a Mistletoe!!

What you’ll need:

  • 2 oz Absolut Mandarin
  • 1 oz Cointreau
  • 2 oz Sprite
  • 2 – 3 mandarin slices
  • cranberries and mint leaves

In a highball glass combine Absolute Mandarin, Cointreau and Sprite with ice. Squeeze the juice of two to three mandarin slices into the cocktail. If you’re lucky enough to get your hands on mandarins with leaves, use the leaves as garnish with a few cranberries. However, mint leaves work just as well.


Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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