Light Rum - 1 oz
Lime Juice - 1/2 oz
Green Crème de menthe - 1 tsp
Sugar Syrup - 1 tsp
Orange Curaçao - 1 tsp
Triple Sec - 1/2 tsp
Shake everything with ice and strain into a chilled sour glass. Garnish with a lime wedge and a green maraschino cherry.
The original cocktail was created by the English novelist Sax Rohmer, who is the one that came up with the villain Dr. Fu Manchu. Sadly his recipe was lost, and all we know is that Rohmer insisted this drink to have a evil jade colour. Many bartenders tried to recreate this drink, and the recipe above is the best-tasting one chosen by Jeff Berry.
The recipe itself strange, both curaçao and triple sec? I don’t even know… Just think of it like a minty Daiquiri, in a twisted form of course, sweetened with sugar, mint liqueur and two orange liqueurs.sounds like a mess, but actually doesn’t taste too bad, mint seems to be the primary flavour throughout, with slightly delicious tartness. The problem I have with the drink is the fact it’s too small, the entire volume of liquid after shaking is no more than 4 oz, I’d recommend doubling everything in the recipe and use a slightly bigger glassware.
There seems to be quite a lot of confusions with small measurements, some say 1/4 oz is equal to 2 teaspoons, and others think 2 teaspoons is 1 tablespoon… All wrong of course, so here are the correct translations:
1 tsp = 5 ml
1/4 oz = 7.5 ml = 1/2 tbsp
1/2 oz = 1 tbsp = 15 ml = 3 tsp
1 oz = 30 ml = 2 tbsp
I hope this cleared things up.
Rather than using a sour glass, which looks very similar to a champagne flute but much smaller in volume and size, I’m using a small speciaty champagne flute, which in my opinion look a little more elegant; but you may also use any coupe or cocktail glass.
Beachbum didn’t point out what sort of light rum to use, so feel free to choose any, maybe Puerto Rican, Virgin Islands, or Cuban etc.