3/4 oz Orgeat (Trader Tiki/B.G.Reynolds)
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/4 oz Green Chartreuse
1/4 Granny Smith Apple
5-6 Mint Leaves
Muddle apple, mint, orgeat, and lime juice. Add rest of ingredients and ice. Shake and double strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an additional mint leaf.
The other drink we made two Saturdays ago was the Emerald City that Gary Regan featured in his Ardent Spirits news letter. The drink was created by Troy Tindal of Minneapolis' Prairie Ale House, and after enjoying the Granny Smith-laden Starbird, I was definitely willing to give the Emerald City a try. To complement the crisp, green flavors of the apple, Troy utilized lime juice, mint, Chartreuse, and gin, and he softened it all with orgeat syrup.