Hump Day Happy Hour
A Cocktail to Celebrate The Green HornetBy Julie Fishman
This Friday, the 3-D comic book adaptation of The Green Hornet hits screens nationwide. Starring funnyman Seth Rogen as the playboy-by-day, vigilante-by-night title character and Cameron Diaz as his love interest, this action-packed flick is sure to pack theaters.
Just like the nectar hornets seek — and the stings they leave behind — this week's “Black Mandarin” is sweet but lethal. Featuring citrus liquor and robust cognac, the cocktail kicks as much butt as The Green Hornet himself.
Made for Glo by the staff of The Mixing Room, this drink is sure to encourage you to mix yourself some “Black Mandarin” in order to survive the long box office lines. If the movie sells out, you'll still have bought yourself a ticket to tomfoolery.
1 oz. lemon juice
1/4 oz. agave nectar (or simple syrup)
1 oz. Mandarine Napoleon
1 1/2 oz. Hennessy Black
In a pint glass, add ice and ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with candied ginger slice.
The Mixing Room is located in JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE.
Candied ginger gives this cocktail quite a kick.Thinkstock