Jim & Rocky’s Barback Pro-Am, Part 4: Dragon’s Blood

My buddy Ron Dollete of LushAngeles.com stands next in the firing line. He did a fine job behind the bar, although was accused of being “cocky,” and bore his annoying tasks manfully without resorting to rolling his eyeballs at Jim and Rocky or saying, “Oh, you bastards…” Good shaker face, too.

While Jim’s Martini featured a dash of his beloved Ardbeg in the mixing glass along with everything else, this one features his trademark Ardbeg float. While not exactly red, given its name this drink could be a contender for the house cocktail of House Targaryen. Dracarys!

by Jim Romdall, Vessel, Seattle

1 ounce Martin Miller’s Gin
3/4 ounce Green Chartreuse
1/3 ounce Dry Sack Sherry
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
1 dash absinthe
Ardbeg scotch whisky float
Lime twist

Combine the first 5 ingredients with ice in a mixing glass, stir for 30 seconds and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Drizzle a barspoon or so of Ardbeg on top of the drink as a float, garnish with a lime twist and serve.


4 Responses to “Jim & Rocky’s Barback Pro-Am, Part 4: Dragon’s Blood”

  1. Mike S. said:

    May 30, 11 at 11:52 am

    Hey, Chuck — are you still watching Treme? I’m inexcusably late to this fabulous party, and my wife (a nearly-native New Orleanian though her honest-to-god native father) and I are currently working our way through Season 1 on AppleTV. Two episodes left in Season 1 for us, then we’ll be on to Season 2 via Comcast OnDemand. I’ve been finding your episode deconstructions for Season 1 helpful and interesting, but haven’t seen any for the Season 2 shows. Tell me you haven’t given up!



  2. Mike S. said:

    May 30, 11 at 2:21 pm

    Oh, and now having actually *read* this post, I love the ASOIAF reference!

  3. Chuck said:

    May 30, 11 at 4:26 pm

    Hey Mike! No way, we haven’t given up. We’re just way, way behind. The new season started right before we started traveling (2 weeks in NOLA for Jazzfest, then the following weekend in Houston) and we’re still trying to catch up. I didn’t want to read Dave Walker’s articles lest there be spoilers. I can recap and link to his articles for the first two episodes now, and more as we catch up.

    Heh. I’m about 1/4 of the way through A Feast for Crows now, and although the Dragon’s Blood cocktail doesn’t look terribly bloody it’s powerful enough to help prepare me what happens in the books … given my lack of dreamwine or milk of the poppy.


  4. Mike S. said:

    May 31, 11 at 3:07 pm

    That’s a relief! I really have no words for how good Treme is, how “right” it gets it and how much it makes us miss that town. I was just an interloper there for college, but got hooked on it all hanging out with Missy (my wife) and her extended family. Even so, each episode leaves me with a deep nostalgia, and frequently leaves Missy in tears. Can’t wait to catch up to the current story, though I know some tough moments await us in the last two episodes of Season 1….

    As for ASOIAF, have you been watching Game of Thrones on HBO at all? Pretty damn good, I must say, and I had serious doubts myself!