3/4 oz Green Chartreuse
3/4 oz Lime Juice
1/3 oz Falernum (Velvet)
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. I garnished with a lime wheel.
For my last drink on Friday night, I selected the Nuclear Daiquiri from the Big Bartender's Book. I had read mention of this drink around the web for a while but the name seemed a little too hokey to try. However, when I finally saw the ingredients, I was definitely game. I am not sure what it is about Chartreuse that makes people think of radiation, but I am reminded of the H Bomb that Josey Packard discovered in Stan Jones' Complete Bar Guide; the H Bomb has both green and yellow Chartreuse along with Bourbon and brandy. The Nuclear Daiquiri was created in 2005 by Gregor de Gruyther at the LAB bar in London a few years before he left this mortal coil, and it packs a wallop of potent Jamaican and Carthusian ingredients.