A quick pic of my first cocktail from before dinner in Buffalo last night:
The Last Word
Gin, green chartreuse, maraschino liqueur and lime juice.
This was my first time tasting green chartreuse.
Though the green chartreuse was in a cocktail and I wasn’t tasting it alone, it’s herbal flavor definitely came through. I look forward to my next chance to try some — either in a cocktail or on its own.
Green vs. Yellow Chartreuse:
•Green Chartreuse (110 proof or 55%) is a naturally green liqueur made from 130 herbs and plants macerated in alcohol and steeped for about 8 hours.
•Yellow Chartreuse (80 proof or 40%) has a milder and sweeter flavour and aroma.
Still Thirsty For More?
—Read this article called “Exploring Chartreuse.”
—A look at its popularity as a shot.
My Recipe Card:
And here’s my recipe card from the Highball app:
Here’s a photo of a cocktail I made for LochNessie last night:
A classic Blinker cocktail:
This drink is one I have saved in my Highball app.
Highball is a really great app for saving cocktail recipes. It’s easy to use, it’s pretty minimalist and it allows you to save and share your recipe cards.
Here’s my recipe card for The Blinker:
When I made the Blinker last night, I didn’t stick exactly to the recipe.
I didn’t use grenadine for the drink, as the only grenadine on hand was the typical pre-packaged grenadine full of sugar and preservatives and whatnot.
Instead, I used a grenadine-style simple syrup comprised of Pom Pomegranate juice and my restaurant’s housemade simple syrup.
It’s not a full-blown grenadine, as it’s missing a few ingredients and flavor components, but it’s a start — and it’s a nice flavored simple syrup to have on hand.
Here’s a link with more info about Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s method.