I attended the 2012 Chinese New Year parade in downtown Los Angeles, and 2012 is the lunar year of the Dragon in the Chinese calendar. In honor of this occurrence, I came up with a cocktail that has elements of ginger, mint and mandarin orange that give it great balance of flavor and spice that make you want to come back for more.
Golden Dragon Cocktail
3 oz of White Rum
1/2 oz of fresh Mandarin orange juice
1 oz of Canton liqueur
1 sprig of mint
Muddle mint leaves with Canton liqueur, strain liquid portion into a cocktail shaker. Combine remaining ingredients with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.