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    Mandarine Napoleon

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    KateL's Note:

    Delicious Corsican drink to honor Napoleon, who was born on Corsica. Mandarine Napoleon liqueur was created to honor Napoleon while he was alive (by a social-climbing chemist), considered a French liqueur, but it is actually produced in Belgium. It is an (38% alcohol) orange-flavored liquor with a cognac base, with a spicy orange bouquet and pale orange color. It is made with Mandarin peel from Sicily chopped fine and steeped in cognac, then filtered, then added to alcohol, sugar, 21 herbs and spices (supposedly include clove, coriander, cumin and green tea). The alcohol is distilled 3 times and aged 3 years before bottling. If you can't find Mandarine Napoleon, I would substitute Grand Marnier for the best taste, then Cointreau, or, if desperate, triple sec. But if you want to honor the great little man, buy the real stuff. Hmm, the Mandarine Napoleon has a unique taste, sweet without being cloying, but not too "sophisticated". I heartily recommend this cocktail, and spring for the real deal, you'll be glad you did.

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    Serves: 1



    Units: US | Metric

    • 1 1/2 ounces mandarin liqueur (see recipe description) or 1 1/2 ounces orange liqueur (see recipe description) or 1 1/2 ounces Grand Marnier (see recipe description) or 1 1/2 ounces Cointreau liqueur (see recipe description) or 1 1/2 ounces triple sec (see recipe description)
    • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
    • 5 ounces 7-up, soda
    • crushed ice, to fill highball glass 3/4 full
    • 1 lime slice, for garnish


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      Pour into a highball glass three-quarters filled with broken ice. Garnish with a slice of lime. Serve with a straw.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 30, 2012


      Oh my, I could get into trouble with this drink! It is so tasty (I used Grand Marnier) and doesn't have that strong alcohol taste you get with some mixed drinks. Thanks for a keeper! Made for ZWT8 France. Merci!

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    • on July 24, 2012


      Mandarine Napoleon is a great liquor. It's worth it. I used diet sprite. DH said this drink was dangerous because it was too good. And it's true. This is so yummy. Thanks KateL :) Made for ZWT8 for Diners, Winers and Chives

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    Nutritional Facts for Mandarine Napoleon

    Serving Size: 1 (190 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 65.4
    Calories from Fat 0
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 14.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 16.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 14.0 g
    Protein 0.1 g

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    mandarin liqueur

    lime slices

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