Monday, May 18, 2020


Napoleon was defeated by this cocktail--the lightweight.* That's the thinking behind this lovely summer cooler with whiskey and mandarin orange flavors.

This recipe is super local to Virginia while I'm stuck bartending at home right now. It has MurLarkey Heritage whiskey, from Bristow, VA, and a Mandarine Napoleon liqueur that I made myself. You may be able to buy Mandarine Napoleon, a proprietary French liqueur made with cognac, but I can't. Deciding I wouldn't be defeated, I infused my own cognac with oranges and spices.
  • 1 1/2 oz. whiskey (MurLarkey Heritage used)
  • 3/4 oz. Mandarine Napoleon
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. sugar syrup
  • club soda
Combine all ingredients except soda in a shaker with ice. Shake and pour into a chilled Collins glass. Top with soda and stir. 

* Note: Napoleon may have been a light drinker, but the Duke of Wellington defeated him at Waterloo.

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