So, I know it is Monday and all but I couldn’t let a holiday like this go by without a guest recipe post!  The Green Dragon cocktail, by Yana Volfson of Enrique Olvera’s Cosme restaurant, is the perfect way to celebrate National Margarita Day! The drink is buttery on the nose with hints of green apple and sweet spring herbs and layers of lime, pepper and cactus that finishes fast and dry on the palate. I love a Margarita with a twist!

Recipe: The Green Dragon
2 oz Casa Dragones Blanco
flat line 1/2 oz agave nectar
3/4 oz key lime juice
Seasoned salted rim

Seasoned Salt Rim
8 tablesoons Kosher Salt
6 tablespoons Key Lime zest
2 teaspoons Cardamon
1/4 teaspoon Anise Seed
1/4 teaspoon Dill Seed
1/4 teaspoon Fennel Seed
Fold together the salt and Key Lime zest and allow to sit over night covered in a refrigerator.
Remove the Key Lime salt and lay on a sheet tray and dehydrate in oven turned to low for about one hour.
Grind dried spices with a mortar and pestle or spice grinder and add to Key Lime salt.
Comb through so that there are no clumps and all ingredients are incorporated.   

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