Mandarins are some of the sweetest fruits of the orange family and they are thriving in the sunshine in the organic fruit orchard at The Farm at Hōkūala. These easy to peel, almost seedless and ultra-juicy citrus fruits are the inspiration behind Hualani’s latest freshly squeezed cocktail creation… the Mandarin Gin Fizz!
Fizz is a cocktail category that includes a spirit with citrus, sugar, and sparkling water. The main ingredients of a classic Gin Fizz include gin, lemon juice, sugar, and egg white. For a delicious farm-to-bar twist with a nutritious dose of vitamin C, the juice of a whole mandarin is added to celebrate The Farm’s latest harvest. Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker, give it a vigorous dry-shake (no ice) followed by a wet-shake (with ice) and strain the contents into a glass tumbler. Adding a dash of effervescence results in a gorgeous layer of foam for the topping. Spear a segment of mandarin for a vibrant garnish with a tantalizing citrus aroma that hints to the signature flavor of this frothy delight!