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The Mandeville cocktail tastes a little like a cherry cola with a faint black licorice note in the background. The anisette blends in so well it’s hard to identify.

Mandeville drink with a cherry

This is one of those recipes that was almost very simple and sweet, but has some notes that make it more interesting without making it an acquired taste or anything that’s hard to wrap the taste buds around.


  • 1 ounce light rum
  • 1 ounce dark rum
  • 1 teaspoon anisette
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grenadine
  • 1 ounce cola

Fill a shaker halfway with ice cubes. Pour in everything but the cola and shake well. Fill an old-fashioned glass with ice cubes and strain the mixture into it. Top with cola and serve with a stir straw.