Ribbit. Ribbit. Do you hear that? That is the sound of a Golden Frog calling out to you!
Okay, actually, if a cocktail started ribbiting, it might be a good reason not to drink it. For that reason, it is lucky that the Golden Frog cocktail keeps silent. Besides, this drink is so tasty there is no need for it to draw more attention to itself by making a lot of noise. The mixture of vodka, Strega (an Italian herbal liqueur), Galliano (a sweet herbal liqueur), and fresh lemon juice creates a unique flavor unlike any other cocktail you may have had before.
This deceptively simple blended drink is like a party for the palate, so savor the complex herbal flavors, sharp lemon, and smooth vodka tastes while enjoying your Golden Frog.
GOLDEN FROG COCKTAIL RECIPE
4 to 6 ice cubes, cracked
1 measure vodka
1 measure Strega
1 measure Galliano
1 measure fresh lemon juice
Twist of lemon peel, for garnish
1. Chill a cocktail glass by filling it with ice cubes and cold water. Set aside.
2. In a blender, combine the cracked ice cubes, vodka, Strega, Galliano, and fresh lemon juice. Blend together until the mixture runs slushy.
3. Empty the ice cubes and cold water from the cocktail glass, then pour the mixture from the blender into it.
4. Garnish the drink with a twist of lemon peel. Serve and enjoy!
HELPFUL HINT: Creating the twist of lemon peel directly over the drink actually releases some of the lemon essence into the drink itself. Always do this when making your cocktails to add a touch of professionalism to your creations. It is one of those little, almost forgettable steps that really does make all the difference in the taste of the drink.