Friday, June 12, 2009

chartreuse swizzle

1 1/4 oz Green Chartreuse
1 oz Pineapple Juice
1 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Falernum (Fee Brothers)

Shake with ice and strain into a highball glass filled with crushed ice.

On Tuesday night, Andrea and I were in Union Square after getting Indian food and decided to get a digestif at the Independent. There were a few new drinks on their menu, and one that caught my eye was a Chartreuse Swizzle that used the green variety as opposed to the swizzle with yellow that I had at Drink. This one was created by Marco Dionysos of Harry Denton's Starlite Room and placed first in the 2003 Bay Area Chartreuse recipe contest. I could easily see why this drink was a winner with the Chartreuse flavors working rather well with the lime juice as they similarly do in the Last Word. In a more subtle way, the pineapple juice and falernum complemented these two robust ingredients to round out the drink.