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Pistachio Cocktail with Bourbon


  • 1.25 oz Maker's Mark
  • 0.50 oz Zaya 12 Year Gran Reserva Rum
  • 0.50 oz Fresh Mandarin Juice
  • 0.75 oz Dumante Verdenoce Liqueur
  • 3-4 Roasted Pistachios (for garnish)


  1. Pour all ingredients, except the roasted pistachios, in a tin shaker

  2. Add ice and shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds

  3. Strain into a single old fashioned glass over a big ice cube

  4. Peel a large mandarin zest and squeeze the juice out of the peel over the glass. Drop the zest in the drink with a few roasted pistachios on top

Recipe Notes

Pistachio Cordial 

If you have hard time finding the Dumante pistachio liqueur or are reluctant to spend the money to get it, then try this homemade pistachio cordial we made a few mouths back. It is a great substitution for the liqueur in this cocktail and a fantastic sweetener to add to any dessert cocktail or a cup of coffee in the morning.