1 1/4 oz Cesar Florido Oloroso Sherry
3/4 oz Green Chartreuse
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
On the way home from the Citizen Public House, I stopped into Viale. For a nightcap, I asked bartender Patrick Gaggiano for the Charterhouse as the the idea of a sherry cocktail seemed appealing. Once mixed, it gave forth Green Chartreuse herbal aromas that were tamed by that of the sherry. Next, lime and grape on the sip slid into nutty Chartreuse flavors on the swallow. The Charterhouse's structure reminded me of the Board of Directors that used dry vermouth instead of dry sherry as the cocktail backbone, but flavorwise, the Charterhouse reminded me of a more herbal form of Tavern Road's sherry "daiquiri" time out.
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