The real secret of this cocktail lies in the two different Chartreuse liqueurs. Other than color, another difference is that the yellow Chartreuse is sweeter and less peppery than its older, green brother. Shaking adds fine air bubbles, smoothing the flavors.
Jewel of the Nile
1 1/2 ounces gin
1/2 ounce Green Chartreuse
1/2 ounce Yellow Chartreuse
Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with 3 or 4 ice cubes. Shake vigorously for 15 to 20 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail or martini glass.
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Tasting notes: Wow. Complex, fragrant, herbal. Those Carthusian monks were up to something good.
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