Green Dragon
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Green Dragon
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The Green Dragon is a potent cocktail that combines the herbal complexity of Green Chartreuse with the neutral punch of vodka. The Chartreuse gives the drink its signature verdant hue ... more The Green Dragon is a potent cocktail that combines the herbal complexity of Green Chartreuse with the neutral punch of vodka. The Chartreuse gives the drink its signature verdant hue and complex flavor profile, featuring a blend of 130 different botanicals, including herbs, spices, and other plants. Typically served in a shot glass, this cocktail is straightforward in its presentation but rich and intricate in taste. The Green Dragon is a choice for those who appreciate herbaceous spirits and the bold, no-frills delivery of a shot.
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45% | 4.05 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Green Dragon

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add one shot of Green Chartreuse and two shots of vodka to a shot glass
Stir and serve

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What makes Green Chartreuse unique in the Green Dragon cocktail?

Green Chartreuse is a French liqueur made by Carthusian monks since the 1740s, composed of distilled alcohol aged with 130 herbal extracts. Its unique flavor is derived from the secret blend of herbs, and it's this complex, herbal intensity that gives the Green Dragon its distinctive taste and character. Its vivid green color also plays into the visual aspect of the cocktail, making it visually striking.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Green Dragon stirred instead of shaken?

The Green Dragon cocktail is stirred instead of shaken to ensure a smoother texture and to maintain the clarity of the drink. Shaking can introduce air bubbles and ice shards into the cocktail, making it appear cloudy and altering its delicate texture. Stirring gently mixes the vodka and Green Chartreuse, perfectly blending their flavors while keeping the cocktail clear and elegant.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Green Dragon compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 45%, the Green Dragon is considered a strong cocktail. Most cocktails have an alcohol content ranging from 10% to 30%, making the Green Dragon significantly stronger due to its high proportion of spirits (vodka and Green Chartreuse) and the absence of non-alcoholic mixers. It's a potent drink intended for sipping in small quantities.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Green Dragon to enhance its flavors?

The best way to serve the Green Dragon is in a chilled shot glass to accentuate its herbal and vodka notes. Chilling the glass beforehand ensures that the cocktail remains cold, enhancing the crisp, clean flavors of the alcohol. The small volume of the drink also encourages sipping, allowing the drinker to fully appreciate the complex blend of flavors. Optionally, a twist of lime zest can be added for an aromatic garnish.

DIETARY_CONSIDERATIONS

Is the Green Dragon suitable for individuals following a gluten-free diet?

Yes, the Green Dragon can be suitable for those following a gluten-free diet, but this depends on the specific brands of vodka and Green Chartreuse used. Most vodkas are made from grains, but there are brands that use potatoes, corn, or grapes, which are gluten-free. Green Chartreuse is made from herbs and is naturally gluten-free. It is important for individuals to check the specific brands for their gluten content and manufacturing process to ensure they meet gluten-free standards.

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