Mandarin Mule

Mixed by Shannon E. Thomas on November 25, 2016


This drink was born of two desires: to have something light after a day of indulging on Thanksgiving leftovers and to light something on fire. What originally aimed to be a very autumny drink turned out to be very fruity and refreshing. This drink would be perfect for a spring or summer night on the terrace. For different variations, try lighting different herbs on fire. We found that a burning thyme shrub also worked quite nicely.


  • 2 parts orange-infused vodka
  • 1 part orange juice
  • 1 part ginger beer
  • cinnamon stick
  • mandarin orange for garnish


Pour orange-infused vodka, orange juice, ginger beer over ice. Garnish with a mandarin segment and a cinnamon stick. Light the stick on fire.