Mandarin sting


Mandarin sting

Mandarin sting cocktail recipe

Ryan Magarin, mix-master at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, shares how to shake up this sweet, spicy sipper.


  • granulated sugar
  • 1/2 in. piece serrano chili
  • 3 tbsp Absolut Mandarin vodka
  • 4 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tbsp cranberry juice
  • 1 tbsp simple syrup*


  • Chill a martini glass in the freezer. Remove and thaw until frosty, about 30 sec. Press part of glass into a bowl of granulated sugar to create a sugar coating.
  • Muddle chili in a cocktail shaker. Add vodka, juices and syrup and a handful of ice. Cover and shake for 10 sec.
  • Strain mixture into glass.

* To make simple syrup: bring equal parts granulated sugar and water to a boil. Cool before using.