Our beloved Patron Saint George left this earth for the gilded halls of heaven on this day some 1,712 years ago. Executed for his Christian beliefs, the ex-Roman Army Soldier was canonised in the year 494, a time at which the story for which George is most widely-known had still not been popularised. If George actually came upon dragons during his lifetime, we’ll never know for sure bar the discovery of a functioning flux capacitor. But if he had, he wasn’t particularly good at documenting his triumph.
The story of George dispensing of the dragon first appears in his story some time around the Crusades, about 700 years after his death. To celebrate the finding of this fable after those 700 years, we’ve compiled a list of seven dragon-ised cocktails we like to think George would have quaffed after avoiding being burned alive by the fire of the scaly beast. So cheers to our Patron Saint! Honour his slaying of the dragon by slaying these cocktails.
- 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.
- 1/2 oz vodka
- 1/2 oz hpnotiq® liqueur
- 1/4 oz grenadine syrup
- 1/4 oz irish cream (bailey's)
- 1 splash everclear® alcohol
- Mix together the vodka and Hpnotiq liqueur in a double-shot glass.
- Layer grenadine over the mixture and the Bailey's over that.
- Add a splash of Everclear over that and light the shot on fire.
- Extinguish, and serve in a shot glass
- 2 ounces Vodka
- 1 ounce Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur
- 1/2 ounce Blue Curacao Liqueur
- Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice.
- Shake to thoroughly blend and chill.
- Strain into chilled cocktail glass.
- GREY GOOSE® Original 1 ½ Parts
- Ginger Liqueur ½ Parts
- Lime ½ Parts
- Lemongrass Syrup ⅓ Parts
- Tarragon 1 Sprig
- In a cocktail shaker, mix all ingredients and shake hard. Finely strain.
- Garnish with a lemon twist (discard).
- Serve in a coupette and garnish with a sprig of tarragon.
- 4 ounces cranberry juice
- 2 ounces berry vodka, such as Ciroc Berry Vodka
- 1 ounce simple syrup
- Juice of 1/2 lime, plus a slice for garnish
- Finely ground black pepper
- Pour the cranberry juice, vodka, simple syrup and lime juice into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
- Shake or stir and strain into a martini glass.
- Float a pinch of black pepper on top of cocktail and garnish with a lime slice.
- 1.75 oz Casa Dragones Blanco Tequila
- .75 oz Cointreau
- .75 oz Lemon juice
- 1 Egg white
- Add all the ingredients to a shaker and shake without ice
- Fill with ice, shake again and strain into a coupe glass
- Twist a swatch of orange peel over the drink and discard
- 30 ml (1 oz.) passion fruit and cognac beverage (like Alizé Red Passion)
- 30 ml (1 oz.) mandarin-flavoured vodka
- 30 ml (1 oz.) cranberry juice
- 15 ml (1/2 oz.) sweet and sour syrup
- Ice cubes
- 1 slice of lime
- 1 Pour all the ingredients except the slice of lime into a shaker filled with ice.
- 2 Shake vigorously for 8 to 10 seconds.
- 3 Strain into a martini glass using an ice strainer.
- 4 Garnish with the slice of lime.