Mandarine Napoleon is a brand of orange liqueur invented in 1892 and based on an 18th century recipe from Antoine-François de Fourcroy, who was doctor to Napoleon. It is made from the peels of Mandarin oranges from Sicily, Andalusia and Corsica that are soaked in Cognac then lightly sweetened and spiced. It is aged for three years, and has 76 proof. 

As a brandy based orange liqueur, Mandarine Napoleon can be substituted easily for other liqueurs of this family, including Grand Marnier and Mathilde Orange XO

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Some popular cocktails containing Mandarine Napoleon

  • Capone's Island — Rye, Aromatized wine, Orange liqueur, Bénédictine, Bitters
  • Vice President — Cuban rum, Mandarin orange liqueur, Campari
  • The Seymour — Mandarin orange liqueur, Fernet Branca, Lemon juice, Ginger syrup
  • Scottish Hill — Scotch, Sweet vermouth, Aromatized wine, Orange liqueur, Orange bitters
  • Lobby Cocktail — Gin, Galliano, Mandarin orange liqueur, Orange bitters, Lemon peel
  • Hope Cocktail — Bourbon, Cognac, Amaro Montenegro, Mandarin orange liqueur, Orange bitters
  • Cloak and Dagger — Blended Scotch, Mandarin orange liqueur, Black pepper tincture, Bitters, Lemon juice
  • Mourão — Cachaça, Mandarin orange liqueur, Campari, Orange bitters