Mandarin Napoléon Orange Liqueur

I wasn’t familiar with this product but received as a birthday gift (thanks Mandy and Sam) so was really interesting in learning more. Mandarin Napoléon is made from macerated Sicilian mandarins, botanicals, and infused with cognac, so this is similar to the cognac-based Grand Marnier. The liqueur is issued at a robust 38% ABV, so is quite pleasant when tasting neat.

The orange flavors are a little brighter and a bit lighter on the cognac flavors than Grand Marnier, yet is far more robust than Cointreau triple sec. As such, it is a great orange liqueur to use in a Mai Tai where you want heavier body and rich flavors. It works great in this cocktail.

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