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:
Pictured below is a Black Raspberry Bourbon Smash I made the other night with black raspberries I bought at the Downtown Jamestown Farmers Market:
About This Cocktail
This “Black Raspberry Bourbon Smash” is a variation on the basic whiskey smash. Want to know more? Read this piece about the history of the Smash which Imbibe Magazine published last year.
•2 oz Knob Creek
•1/2 oz lemon juice
•1/2 oz simple syrup
•6 black raspberries
•6 mint leaves
Place mint leaves and black raspberries in a pint glass with the simple syrup and lemon juice. Muddle. Add ice and bourbon then shake and double strain into a chilled martini glass.
This Thursday will be a big day for the Downtown Jamestown Farmers Market.
The Farmers Market has been held each Thursday this summer on Cherry Street between West 2nd & West 3rd streets. This Thursday, though, will be something special, as this week is the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival. If I have time to maneuver through the masses, I’ll swing by for some more fruit for cocktails.
Bored with whiskey and bourbon? Looking for something a little more “out there” to mix up? Well, click this link. The Cocktail
Virgin Slut has a recipe for a Cocoa Puff Smash with Green Chartreuse!