Summer isn’t over yet, but with fall just around the corner, it’s now as important as ever to eke out some precious patio time. The Mallard Lounge and Terrace at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler is a great spot for sipping signature cocktails while basking in a gorgeous view. And on the hotel’s ultra popular Fairmont Fridays*, you can enjoy your cocktail—or a pint of beer or glass of wine—for just $5.
When we asked Mallard bartender Lisa Marie Gregoris to make us one of the lounge’s signature summer cocktails, she offered up the Mandarin Sting. A tangy, refreshing drink with a kick, this “Whistler Original” brings an intriguing balance of citrus and spice. Delicious.
Small slice of serrano pepper
1 ½ oz Absolut Mandarin Vodka
½ oz simple syrup
¾ oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ oz orange juice
½ oz cranberry juice
Put serrano pepper in a shaker and muddle gently. Add vodka, simple syrup, lemon juice, orange juice, cranberry juice and ice. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass half-rimmed with sugar.
*Running until October 5, Fairmont Fridays at the Mallard Lounge also feature live music, amazing appetizers and summer games on the croquet lawn. An ideal way to mark the start of the weekend!