Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Green Dragon

The Green Dragon seems to be associated with Chinese and Asian restaurants. This could be because of it's lovely jade color that perfectly matches the bottle Jagermeister. (What is it about drinks that match the liquor bottle color?) Also: It's a dragon cocktail. This means that it is linked with the Rocky Green Dragon and Golden Dragon--the latter is one I haven't tried because I lack the yellow Chartreuse. All of these dragon drinks are herbal cocktails that have almost overwhelming root and herb bitterness. If you can get past the creme de menthe flavor of the Green Dragon, there's plenty of citrus and spice in there to enjoy. I used the rye-forward Commonwealth Gin to reduce the likelihood of the juniper clashing with all the spice in Jagermeister.
  • 2 oz. gin (Commonwealth Gin used)
  • 1 oz. creme de menthe
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. Jagermeister
  • 3-5 dashes orange bitters (Hella orange bitters used)
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 

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