Lipstick Mandarin

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

1 lemon, cut in half 

Extra fine sugar, to rim glasses 

4 small slices serrano chile pepper, plus more for garnish 

4 ounces mandarin vodka 

4 ounces fresh squeezed orange juice 

2 ounces cranberry juice 

2 ounces Simple Syrup, recipe follows 

Ice 

Simple Syrup:

1 cup sugar 

Directions

  1. Chill 4 martini glasses. Rim each with a lemon half and then dip in sugar. Squeeze into a shaker the lemon juice from the halves you used to rim the glasses. Place the peppers in the shaker and muddle. Add to the shaker: mandarin vodka, orange juice, cranberry juice and simple syrup. Top with some ice, shake and strain into the glasses. Garnish each with a couple of small slices of serrano pepper.

Simple Syrup:

  1. Combine the sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and cool. Add to drinks or desserts.