This champagne and tangerine cocktail is a delicate yet spectacular sip, with a delicious punch of tangerine juice and Grand Marnier mixed with bubbles.
Like biting into a juicy tangerine, the intense orange flavor floods your taste buds as you enjoy this cocktail. It’s one of the tastiest.
If you like orange flavored cocktails, try this Moscow Mule with blood orange.
Ingredients for mandarin cocktails
This cocktail combines tangerine juice (fresh is always best), Grand Marnier and champagne.
Yes, you’ll have to squeeze a few tangerines for this drink, but trust me, it’s worth it. I used about 5 to 7 tangerines per smoothie. The amount you actually use depends on how juicy they are.
I use Grand Marnier as an orange liqueur because it is rich and sweet, but not too strong. But you can also use Cointreau or Triple Sec.
Champagne is not necessarily the most expensive bottle. You can go with Brutus or something soft if you want. I already switched the prosecco and the cava. It changes the cocktail because of the level of sweetness, but it’s perfectly acceptable.
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How to make a Mandarin Smoothie
Peel the tangerines and filter the juice from the pulp. To obtain a clear cocktail, pass the juice through a very fine sieve.
Mix the tangerine juice with the Grand Marnier. Put it in the fridge for 30 minutes to make sure it’s cold. Pour it into your special glass.
Add a little champagne. Add the tangerine peel to the glass for garnish. It’s done.
Can I substitute tangerines?
You can use any type of tangerine – tangerines, satsumas or clementines (also called halos or cuties). Although they have many different properties, they have a very similar taste.
If you can’t find tangerines at all, you can substitute orange juice, but it won’t have the same rich flavor as tangerines.
When buying juice, look for a well-pressed juice with no pulp.
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Preparation time: 5 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes
Tangerine aroma combined with champagne bubbles.
- 2 ounces tangerine juice (5-7 tangerines)
- 0.5 oz of Grand Marnier
- 1 ounce of champagne or sparkling wine
- Mix the tangerine juice with the Grand Marnier. Chill it until it’s cold. Pour into a glass.
- Add a little champagne. Add tangerine peels for garnish.
Amount per serving : Calories: 176 Total fat: 0gSaturated fat: 0gTransfat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 9mgCarb: 12gFibre: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 0g
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