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 minerality into the finished spirit. This recipe marries that unique Hill Country taste to the pepperiness of green Chartreuse.
1 1/2 ounces 1876 vodka
1/2 ounces Green Chartreuse
Pour vodka and Chartreuse into an ice-filled mixing glass. Add several drops of lime juice. Stir for 20 seconds until combined and very cold. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime twist.
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Tasting notes: Peppery Chartreuse plays well with the limestone minerality inherent in the 1876 vodka, delivering a powerful martini with a hint of lime.
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