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Mandarine Napoleon

Mandarine Napoleon: Orange You Gonna Try It?

Mandarine Napoleon is an orange flavored liqueur which originating and distributed from Belgium. Made from cognac, this liqueur is made not only for consumption as your favorite spirit, but is also an excellent resource for desserts and baking. It is made from essential oils that are extracted from Sicilian tangerines which gives it an elegant and distinct rich flavor all its own. It is distilled using the original recipe which was developed centuries ago from a fruit blend of mandarine and alcohol, which is then aged in a cellar.

How Is Mandarine Napoleon Best Enjoyed?

Mandarine Napoleon is a drink which is best enjoyed as an after dinner delicacy. Although the preference is to drink this smooth full bodied cognac on the rocks or straight up, it also makes the perfect mixer for your favorite cocktail. It also makes an excellent agent for your culinary delights.

A Liqueur Separated From Others Through Its Rich History

Mandarine Napoleon has been around for centuries. It was created by Antoine Francois de Fourcroy, a chemist and the son of a pharmacist. Since 1892, it was owned by the wine merchants Fourcroy to Baine and brewed and bottled in Belgium. In 2009, it was purchased by the Dutch alcohol distiller Koninklijke De Kuyper.

The Specifics Of Mandarine Napoleon

It is a fruit based liqueur that has an alcohol content of 38, made from cognac and tangerines, it also has infused herbs and spices. The liqueur itself has carmine for coloring which gives it its distinct and rich carmel color. It is loved in over 137 countries and has the original recipe that has been passed down through five generations of the Fourcroy family. It has the following nutritional content per 1 oz serving

  • Calories 103
  • Fats 0g
  • Carbohydrates 11g
  • Protein 0g
  • Sugars 10.9g
  • Sodium 0 mg
  • Alcohol 11.3 g
  • Alcohol (ABV): 40% (80 proof)

Favorite Recipes

Although Mandarine Napoleon is best enjoyed straight up with just an ice cube or two, there are many delicious recipes that show what a great accompaniment it can be. Some of the favorites are


Orange bomb

  • 1 oz Mandarine Napoleon orange liqueur
  • 1/2 oz truffles chocolate liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Bailey's Irish cream
  • 1/2 oz half-and-half

Cafe Imperial recipe

  • 3/4 oz Mandarine Napoleon orange liqueur
  • 5 oz shot black coffee
  • 1 1/2 oz whipped cream
  • 1 tsp sugar

Orange tree recipe

  • 2/3 oz Mandarine Napoleon orange liqueur
  • 2/3 oz cognac
  • 2/3 oz apricot brandy
  • 2/3 oz mandarine juice
  • 2 oz lemonade

Unlike Any Other

Mandarine Napoleon is a drink that has been loved and passed down for centuries. Finding its place among the greats, it is a versatile brandy that can be used for many different taste palates and delicacies. It is a drink that has stood the test of time and drink fads and continues to be an integral ingredient in some pretty tasty concoctions. With a mid to lower price range, it just might be the perfect spirit to spice up your favorite cocktail.

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