Though many connoisseurs enjoy Chartreuse simple, straight, and on the rocks, others prefer the potent liqueur blended with additional fresh flavors. Below are the standard recipes for two trendy mixed drinks, one with Green Chartreuse, and one with its slightly sweeter yellow cousin. Test them out at your local cocktail bar, and savor the unique flourishes your bartender adds to the beverage!
Last Word Cocktail
Green Chartreuse is known to fit best in mixes featuring light alcohols, such as gin or vermouth. this highly popular cocktail dates back to the Prohibition era.
- 3/4 ounce gin
- 3/4 ounce Green Chartreuse
- 3/4 ounce maraschino liqueur
- 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
- Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, fill with ice, and shake briskly.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with a lime twist, if desired.
Absalom’s Retreat Cocktail
The natural sweetness in Irish whiskey helps support herbaceous Yellow Chartreuse. And rather than making the drink too sweet, the honey syrup binds the flavors together.
- 1 ounce Yellow Chartreuse
- 1 ounce Irish whiskey
- A few drops Angostura
- 1/4 ounce honey syrup or agave syrup
- Stir all ingredients together in a mixing glass filled with ice.
- Strain over a glass with fresh ice cubes and lemon peel.
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Haley Casey is an editor at Fermentation, which gives her a chance to gather new ideas for healthy living and delicious recipes, as well as to read and write creative content. She greatly enjoyed her first taste of Chartreuse this past spring.