Komodo Dragon

Photo by Jose M. Montoro / Getty

Recipe courtesy Chad Solomon, proprietor, Midnight Rambler, Dallas

At heart, this is a Grasshopper that swaps out traditional cream for coconut milk, lauded by many as a vitamin-rich, lactose-free “superfood.” And in lieu of artificial crème de menthe, pandan leaf, often used in Southeast Asian cooking, provides bright color and a hint of herbaceous sweetness. (Note: Pandan leaf extract can be purchased at most Asian markets or online here.)

Blended Grasshopper
  • Âľ ounce coconut milk
  • Âľ ounce Marie Brizard White Cacao
  • Âľ ounce Branca Menta
  • 5 drops Pandan extract
  • 2 drops saline (1 part salt, 2 parts water)

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine all ingredients. Shake well, and strain into a Nick & Nora glass (pictured above).

Published on October 12, 2016