The Jade Emperor (ChatGPT recipe)
I was tasked with creating our featured cocktail for this week, and I decided to play around with ChatGPT for some inspiration. I asked for a recipe that would pair well with "the first 15 chapters of Jade War by Fonda Lee" and the below recipe and description were outputted. In my rendition of this cocktail, I had to make some small changes. First, I used tangerine juice instead of orange juice and omitted the mint garnish, simply due to available ingredients in my kitchen. My vodka infusion was probably also a bit stronger than what the recipe called for. -PJ
To infuse the vodka, add 1-2 green tea bags to a bottle of vodka and let steep for 2-4 hours, depending on how strong you want the tea flavor to be. Remove the tea bags before using. In a shaker filled with ice, combine the infused vodka, honey syrup, lime juice, orange juice, and orange bitters. Shake vigorously for about 15 seconds, until well-chilled. Strain the mixture into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint. The Jade Emperor is a refreshing and flavorful cocktail that pays homage to the novel's setting and themes. The green tea-infused vodka represents the Jade City, while the honey syrup symbolizes the delicate balance of power between the clans. The citrus juices add a bright note of optimism, while the orange bitters give a subtle touch of bitterness that nods to the looming conflict.
Enjoy the cocktail with your book club as you discuss the first 15 chapters of Jade War, and savor the flavors and complexities of both the drink and the novel. Cheers!
- 2oz Green Tea infused Vodka
- 3/4oz Honey Syrup
- 1/2oz Fresh Lime Juice
- 1/2oz Fresh orange juice
- 1 Dash Orange Bitters
- 1 Sprig of Fresh Mint
Authored by Guest: ChatGPT