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Mandarin Fig Brandy Cocktail

written by Julie Cohn

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On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…a Mandarin Fig Brandy cocktail!

Although figs are not technically in season in December, they are prominent in holiday cuisine (fig cookies, rugelach, figgy pudding, etc.) As a matter of fact, this Christmas cocktail has some of the same ingredients as figgy pudding–mandarin oranges, fig, and brandy.  Just think of this as figgy pudding in a glass, just a little more refreshing.

Nine Ladies Dancing?  Well…okay.  After a Mandarin Fig Brandy Cocktail (or two) I guarantee every lord and lady in the house will be dancing.  The Electric Slide, the Robot, or The Macarena for sure, but not the Chicken Dance…never the Chicken Dance.  That’s for weddings, not Christmas, silly!


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Mandarin Fig Brandy Cocktail


Mandarin Fig Brandy Cocktail

A refreshing Christmas cocktail made with brandy, fig preserves, orange juice, and lemon-lime soda.  

Course Drinks
Servings 1


  • 3 oz. Fresh Squeezed Mandarin Juice
  • 2 Tbsp. Fig Preserves
  • 2-3 Whole Cloves
  • 2 oz. Brandy
  • Lemon-Lime Soda


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with crushed ice. Add the orange juice, fig preserves, cloves, and brandy and shake vigorously for about 40 seconds. Strain into a short cocktail glass and top with lemon-lime soda (about 2 oz.) (Note: The fig seeds will sink to the bottom of your cocktail, but don't worry about it, it adds a boost of flavor at the finish!)


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