Celebrate Chinese New Year with a gin and kumquat elixir from the Far East.
Mi-Suk Ahn — BOKA’s bar manager and well-known Seattle mixologist — created the Golden Dragon cocktail by combining classic ingredients with new techniques. Hibiscus-infused vermouth (rather than traditional dry vermouth) and a sharp juniper flavor fully enhances this sweet libation, which is topped off with a sliced kumquat.
The Not So Secret Recipe:
- 1 ½ ounces Hendrick’s Gin
- 1 ounce Hibiscus-infused Noilly Prat sweet Vermouth
- 2 drops Scrappy’s orange bitters
Lightly stir ingredients together. Serve in a martini glass garnished with kumquat.
According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2012 is the year of the Dragon — hence the name of the cocktail. Gan bei!
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