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The Lei Maker Cocktail Recipe

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The Lei Maker Cocktail Recipe
Korbel California Brandy

Get in the beach bum state of mind with this brandy-based cocktail.

Deliver Ingredients


  • 1 ½ ounces brandy, preferably Korbel
  • 1 ounce Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • Ice
  • 1 ounce lemon-lime soda
  • Fresh orchid, for garnish (optional)


Shake brandy, ginger liqueur, and pineapple juice with ice in a cocktail shaker. Pour into a tall cocktail glass with fresh ice. Float with lemon-lime soda. Garnish with orchid.

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.