Nutcracker Daiquiri


Nutcracker Daiquiri

Reminded of the chocolate-covered cherries so popular during the winter season, Mixologist Mark Kelp, of Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas, delicately couples warm cinnamon with the rich notes of hazelnut and vanilla of TEALEAVES Nutcracker blend.

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Nutcracker Daiquiri

Created at Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas, by Mixologist Mark Kelp.

Finished with a chocolate-covered Luxardo cherry, the Nutcracker Daiquiri creates an elegant balance of sweet cherries, subtly spiced rum and creamy tea to evoke the warmth and tradition of the holiday season.

Servings: 1 Cocktail

Keywords: Mixology, Cocktail, Holiday

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins


  • TEALEAVES Nutcracker Tea
  • Zacapa 23
  • Cherry Infused Simple Syrup
  • Cinnamon
  • Lime Juice
  • Crème de Cacao
  • Cherry Bitters
  • Luxardo Cherry (for garnish)
  • White Chocolate, melted (for garnish)
  • Dark Chocolate, melted (for garnish)
  • Instructions

    1. Dip the Luxardo Cherry in white chocolate, then dip again in dark chocolate.
    2. Let cool in the fridge.
    3. Combine all the cocktail ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
    4. Shake vigorously.
    5. Serve in a daiquiri glass.


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