Like most gin based drinks, the Green Dragon cocktail can be a bit of an acquired taste. In addition to the juniper/herbal flavor of the gin, the Green Dragon features a touch of creme de menthe, and uses Kummel (an herbal liqueur) and orange bitters as a marrying ingredients to blend those two powerful flavors together. The end result is a strong herbal flavor that keeps you intrigued until you get used to it.
The Green Dragon is a slightly intimidating drink, so warn friends and guests before serving it to them.
- 1 1/2 ounce gin
- 1/2 ounce Kummel
- 1/2 ounce green creme de menthe
- 1/2 lemon
- 4 dashes of orange bitters
Combine all the ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake thoroughly and strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass.