For the holidays, I gave my husband a drink box put together by blogger, David Lebovitz, containing his new book Drinking French and various bottles of alcohol to prepare his recipes. Some of the alcohol, like green chartreuse, were very unique in taste and color, so I decided to research some other cocktail recipes using this liqueur, and make another drink recipe that I thought all of you may enjoy at home.
Chartreuse has both sweet and herbaceous qualities, making it a nice addition to cocktails. I found a pre-prohibition drink on Google from around 1915, that I thought might be tasty on a Friday night. This drink is simple enough, especially if you already have the bottles sitting in your liquor cabinet. If not, maybe a quick trip to BevMo, or another store, and you’re all set to prepare a lovely cocktail like this one tonight.
Gin, maraschino liqueur, or Kirsch, lime juice and the star of the show green chartreuse make up this drink. I placed equal parts into a martini shaker over ice, and voila – you’re drink is served. The flavors are slightly bitter, but in a good way with herbal notes, and a mild tanginess from the freshly squeezed lime. I think it makes for a great start to the weekend.
3/4 ounce chartreuse
3/4 ounce gin
3/4 ounce Kirsch or cherry liqueur
3/4 ounce lime juice
(Makes 1 Drink)
- Place all ingredients over ice in a martini shaker.
- Shake, shake, shake and strain into a glass with a cherry.