Cocktailblogging: The Baby Iguana

It’s been too long since we’ve shared cocktail recipes. Today, Mrs. Likko said she wanted something new, something sweet, and something refreshing. So I looked up things to make, and found the Iguana. It happened that I had no jalapeno-infused tequila left, and my wife isn’t all that fond of spicy things anyway. Then the limes we had turned out to be no good. So I made Baby Iguanas instead:

  • 1½ parts resposado tequila
  • ½ part green Chartreuse
  • ½ part Rose’s sweetened lime juice
  • several cucumber segments
  • tangerine, segmented

Put the tequila in a cocktail shaker.  Drop in several segments of cucumber, reserving a few. Allow to soak and marinate for about five minutes. Add ice, Chartreuse, and juice. Shake well. Garnish glass with ice, serve with a segment or two of tangerine.

Went nicely on its own as a pre-dinner drink.

Burt Likko

Pseudonymous Portlander. Homebrewer. Atheist. Recovering litigator. Recovering Republican. Recovering Catholic. Recovering divorcé. Recovering Former Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. House Likko's Words: Scite Verum. Colite Iusticia. Vivere Con Gaudium.