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Green Dragon

Green Dragon

Tiki for me, Tiki for you

One aspect of tiki that I absolutely love is the communal experience of shared drinks. From Scorpion Bowls to a number of potent punches, there are many offerings that bring people together. Ultimately, that's what keeps me involved in cocktail culture – the camaraderie, conversation and new friends that I continue to meet "over drinks". 

This cocktail was designed for two and has many layers of flavors – from the unmistakable funk of the Chartreuse to the tart and tangy kick of the kiwi. 

Green Dragon 

Double this recipe for a large tiki mug or small bowl

  • 1 oz light rum 
  • 1 oz Green Chartreuse
  • .75 oz London dry gin
  • .75 oz strained kiwi puree
  • .75 oz lime juice
  • .5 oz Velvet Falernum
  • 1.25 oz Coco Lopez

Add ingredients to a shaker with ice, shake and strain into a glass with crushed ice. Garnish with fresh mint, pineapple frond, cherries, straws, a flaming crouton and whatever else you can find!

To make the flaming element, simply juice a lime or lemon, make sure there isn't any excess pulp (it won't burn) and drop a crouton in the center. When ready to serve, pour 151 rum or another high proof spirit into the citrus "bowl" and light on fire. The crouton acts like a candle wick. Be careful the flames will burn for a while and as you can see, get pretty high. 

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