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Aspen Times Weekly: Casa Dragones Tequila

MAKE IT

The Chameleon

1 1/2 oz. Tequila Casa Dragones Blanco

1/2 oz. Green chartreuse

1/2 oz. Pamlepamousse grapefruit liquor

3/4 oz. Clarified lime juice

3/4 oz. Blue chai tea or Butterfly pea flower

skinny premium dragones

2 oz. Tequila Casa Dragones Blanco

3.4 oz. Cointreau

Splash of orange juice

1/2 oz. Fresh lime juice

Casa Dragones Tequila often sends me drink recipes; I tried its brand of my favorite spirit at last year’s Food & Wine Classic and was impressed, so I am always interested in what they’re mixing up. When its Cinco de Mayo margarita suggestions landed in my inbox, I devoured it with gusto. A few cocktails rose to the top, however: The Skinny Premium Dragones (not necessarily for the recipe, but for the title — “Skinny” … I’m in!) and The Chameleon. In this one, mixologist Mundo Delgado of San Francisco’s Michael Mina restaurant complements the Tequila Casa Dragones Blanco with green chartreuse, lime juice, and blue chai tea. According to Delgado, “the combination of these ingredients reacts to cause a change in color in the aptly named ‘Chameleon’ cocktail. Cool stuff — a tequila drink that changes color before you’ve even had a few tequila drinks? I think I am going to have to see it (and taste it) to believe it. Stay tuned …


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