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Enter The Dragon -- The Emerald Dragon

I have many dragon sculptures, but the only emerald one is liquid.
I have many dragons. The only emerald one is liquid.

As we're on the verge of Lunar New Year (also known as Chinese New Year), the Emerald Dragon is a timely cocktail.   It has nothing to do with the iconic Bruce Lee movie to which the subject title refers.  However, like the late martial artist and actor, the Emerald Dragon is deceptively powerful.  Thanks to The Intoxicologist for introducing me to it.

2 ounces vodka
.5 ounces Chambord
.5 ounces blue curacao

Emerald DragonCombine in a shaker with ice, stir with Bruce Lee's grace, speed, and ferocity, and strain into a chilled glass.

The Emerald Dragon is sweeter than many other libations in the Wulf Cocktail Den.  This arguably makes it more dangerous, as it's easier to knock a couple of these back compared to other vodka based cocktails such as a vodka Martini.  If you want an Asian themed vodka cocktail that isn't quite as sweet, try the Jade Vesper. When I made the Emerald Dragon the color really wasn't emerald (I know because Ms. Cocktail Den has a few pieces of emerald jewelry).  Maybe one of my Asian dragon sculptures distracted me.

So regardless of whether you celebrate Lunar New Year, or whether you want to monkey around with a new cocktail (this year will be the Year of the Monkey), have an Emerald Dragon!


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