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The Green Ripper

This is a recipe of mine called The Green Ripper. This cocktail continues my series of Tequila cocktails named after the Travis McGee novels of American author John D. MacDonald. I have always like the Travis McGee novels, and the titles of these novels just seem to me to be particularly well suited to be also the names of great tequila cocktails.

The Green Ripper

1 1/2 oz Blanco Tequila
3/4 oz Bols Blue Curacao
1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
Orange and Mango Soda (Koala Brand)

Place the tequila, the Blue Curacao, and the fresh juice into a metal shaker
Shake until the outside of the shaker frosts
Strain into the chilled wine glass
Add Orange and Mango Soda slowly stirring until the desired shade of green is achieved
Garnish with Lime if desired


Note: If  you are interested in more of my original cocktail recipes, please click this link (Cocktails and Recipes) for more of my mixed drink recipes!

2 Responses to “The Green Ripper”

  1. Peter James said

    Wouldn’t gin cocktails be more appropriate for a McGee cocktail? Have you tried making his ‘signature’ drink involving gin and sherry?

    • As I have explained in the past, a cocktail called “the Green Ripper” just sounds like a Tequila Cocktail. However, I certainly wouldn’t be offended if you substituted Boodles Gin in place of the tequila. It would probably taste quite nice.

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