Cocktail Recipe // Mandarin Orange Rum / Carmen Varner // Travel Influencer, Blogging Coach, Social Media Consultant


Cocktail Recipe // Mandarin Orange Rum

Hallelujah it's Friday! Time for an afternoon cocktail to celebrate the weekend. That sounds about right. Why not try this Mandarin Orange Rum cocktail? You know that can of mandarin orange slices that you've had in your cupboard for months & months & months? Yeah, well we're going to use that & it's going to be delicious. This beverage is sweet with just a bit of edge. MmmmMm.

Oh yes. It was quite tasty. The best part is that everything is adjustable. I give you a base to get you started but you may alter it to suit your taste. Want it more sweet? Add more juice. Want to amp up the liquor? Simple toss in more spiced rum. You can change it or keep it the same. Guess you'll just have to make this to see which way you like it. :]

// Ingredients //
+ pinch of turbinado sugar
+ 1 oz. Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
+ 1 oz. mandarin orange syrup
+ 1 oz. water / sparkling water
+ couple mandarin orange slices
+ several ice cubes

// How to make it //
1. Add a pinch of turbinado sugar to the glass prior to pouring anything.
2. Measure one shot glass aka 1 oz. of Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, or any spiced rum, & pour in glass.
3. Measure 1 oz. mandarin orange syrup & add to the mixture.
4. Measure 1 oz. water or sparkling water to the concoction.
5. Mix well.
6. Toss in a couple slices of mandarin orange. Now crush them in the glass with a fork. Let it sink to the bottom.
7. Add a few ice cubes. Mix again.
8. Top off with a mandarin slice.

If you'd like your Mandarin Orange Rum cocktail to be sweeter you may add a little bit of turbinado sugar or syrup. If you want to cut out the sugar, feel free to add another oz. of water. As always, you can include more alcohol if you so wish. Happy weekend!

What's your favorite mixed drink? Do you enjoy rum at all? :]

Let me know if you make it!
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  1. Yummy. Sounds tasty.

    Eye See Euphoria :

  2. this looks delish! I NEED to try it out!
    xo ClassToCloset

  3. Thanks for sharing this recipe! I must try it one day!

    1. Thanks for reading. Let me know if you try it. :]

  4. Mmm, that sounds delicious! I'm not much of a drinker, but a cocktail once in a while is quite nice.

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

    1. Once in a while, a cocktail just helps destress. :]

  5. Mmm I love rum so I need to try this recipe one day!

    Sarah x

  6. Great recipe, I'm going to save this recipe for when i get chance to make it.
    I didn't particularly enjoy rum, until a messy cocktail making class and found a new love for it.

    Kelly x
    Kelly's Journal

  7. I saw this and I got really excited when I saw the Sailor Jerry bottle, it is my favourite liquor! :) Whenever I want to treat myself I get that when I am out and a about and having a couple :) It's great and this cocktail sounds fantastic :D Thanks for the recipe, it sounds SO good ^ ^

    1. Thanks for reading. Since you're a fellow Sailor Jerry fan I hope you drink up & enjoy! :D

  8. This recipe sounds delicious! I'll have to give it a try this week :)

  9. Ooh this sounds lovely, I love orangey flavoured things! The spice rum makes it very autumn too :)

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens


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