Mandarin Fig Brandy Cocktail

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

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

A Christmas figgy pudding in a cocktail, made with mandarin juice, fig preserves, and brandy.


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


    1. Fill a cocktail shaker with crushed ice.
    2. Add the orange juice, fig preserves, cloves, and brandy and shake vigorously for about 40 seconds.
    3. Strain into a short cocktail glass and top rye whiskey and lemon-lime soda.


(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!)

Nutrition Information
Yield 1 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 566Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 334mgCarbohydrates 79gFiber 3gSugar 55gProtein 3g

All nutrition information is approximate.


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