The Story Behind The Mandarin Gin Punch
Finding fun ways to use fresh, delicious ingredients in cocktails is pretty much how I spend my days. So when I was enjoying a juicy mandarin last week, I decided I definitely needed to make something with it.
Mojito simple syrup (Monin makes a great one) is something I love adding to cocktails this time of year to give them a little summer hit. The syrup worked perfectly with the mandarin juice, though I worried the cocktail was a bit sweeter than I’d intended. Some fresh lemon and a few dashes of dry curacao did the trick and cut through the sugar beautifully.
- 3 ounces gin
- 2 ounces mandarin juice
- 2 ounces Mojito simple syrup, such as Monin
- 2 ounces lemon juice
- 1 ounce dry curacao
- Combine ingredients in a teapot with ice.
- Stir to chill and combine.
- Strain into teacups over fresh ice.