Holiday at the Hive

This cocktail was given to us by master mixologist and close friend of Rachael’s, Nick Mautone, who wrote the book, Raising The Bar.


  • 1 ounce Grey Goose L’Orange or other orange flavored vodka
  • 1/2 ounce Mandarin Napoleon or other premium orange brandy
  • 1/2 ounce honey
  • 3/4 ounce hot water
  • 1/2 ounce lemon
  • 1/2 ounce orange juice
  • A pinch of star anise powder


In an empty cocktail shaker place the honey and hot water, stir to dissolve; add vodka, Mandarin Napoleon, lemon juice, orange juice and star anise powder. Shake vigorously and strain into martini glass.

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