Archive of ‘Chartreuse’ category

Black Eye, whiskey cocktail

This has been a work-in-progress for the past 5 years. It may still need work. The idea was to build, in the drink, some of the color in a black eye. Trying to give a taste profile with a bit of punch — well, that has been the interesting part. Any ideas? Black Eye 1 […]


Red Snapper, whiskey cocktail

Just can’t seem to shake off the use of shrubs in recent recipes. Probably because we made too many; let this be a warning to all. If you use our shrub recipe, you may want to halve the ingredients. The shrub in this drink provides a fruit balance, cranberry juice gives this color and tartness, […]


Bastille, cognac cocktail

Today, in 1789, French revolutionaries stormed the Bastille, the Parisian fortress and prison. It was an act now celebrated as the opening event in the French Revolution. In recognition, we have pulled together a concoction of cognac, rose vermouth and a few drops of green Chartreuse. Vive la Republique, mes enfants! Bastille 1 1/2 ounces […]


Green Hornet, whiskey cocktail

This mixture has all the signs of one of those Prohibition era cocktails in which raw characteristics of bad booze were made palatable with liqueur modifiers. Fear not: Good rye brings some sting, creme de menthe provides the herbal tingle, and the Chartreuse adds a dose of pepperiness. Green Hornet 3/4 ounce rye 3/4 ounce […]


Jewel of the Nile, Chartreuse cocktail

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 […]


Green-eyed Girl, vodka cocktail

San Luis Spirits, in Dripping Springs, west of Austin, Texas, brands two of their vodkas with the town’s name: one plain and one flavored by hand-grated orange zest. But the Drippings Springs distillery also produces 1876, a corn-based vodka cut with Texas Hill Country water. Though purified, the water still carries plenty of authentic limestone […]


Alaskini, martini cocktail

In the midst of year-end holidays and New Year resolutions we have completely overlooked celebrating Alaska’s 55th year of statehood. Here is a belated tribute to the 49th state of the union. The Chartreuse will give this a peppery taste. Alaskini 1 1/2 ounces dry gin 1/4 ounce yellow Chartreuse 1 dash orange bitters Stir […]


Tipperary, Irish cocktail

It is time to tip the hat to the Irish and their patron Saint Patrick. Legend has it he brought the Spirit — Christianity — to Ireland and then chased the snakes off the island. He didn’t invent Irish whiskey but without the snakes to worry them the Irish had more time to enjoy this […]