Burning Mandarin Martini

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Adapted from Katsuya Restaurant.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 slices fresh serrano peppers, thin slices, divided
  • 1 12 ounces mandarin vodka (such as Absolut or Hangar One)
  • 34 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 12 ounce fresh orange juice
  • 12 ounce simple syrup
  • 12 ounce cranberry juice
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 orange wedge


  1. Place 1 slice serrano pepper into a cocktail shaker and mash lightly with a muddler.
  2. Add vodka, lemon juice, orange juice, simple syrup and cranberry juice. Fill shaker with ice.
  3. Place a mixing glass over the cocktail shaker, hold together firmly and shake back and forth 10 times.
  4. Run the orange wedge around the rim of an on-the-rocks glass and dip the glass into the sugar.
  5. Strain the cocktail into the sugar-lined glass.
  6. Coat the remaining slice of serrano with the remaining sugar; float on the liquid as a garnish.
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Thank you so much for posting this recipe! I love this martini but it's $12 at the restaurant! On my second try, i'm learning to tailor it to my taste was just the right amount of pepper and sweetness and alcohol of course! I love the sweet and hot t

Cathy H. July 19, 2015