Monday, June 1, 2009

final rhuse

3/4 oz Pisco (Don Cesar)
3/4 oz Yellow Chartreuse
3/4 oz Rhubarb Syrup (*)
3/4 oz Lime Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. (*) Rhubarb syrup recipe can be found on this post.

After the rum juleps last night, we were trying to figure out what to do with the extra lime juice. After flipping through a few books, nothing popped out immediately as a good follow-up, so I decided to tinker with an idea I had. I altered the Last Word by swapping pisco for the gin, yellow for green Chartreuse, and rhubarb syrup for the Maraschino liqueur. And pardon my pun on the naming of the Final R(h)use.

Andrea immediately seemed pleased with the drink and found it a rather pleasant summery drink. The pisco donated a tasty level of smokiness and some vanilla notes to the mix which complemented the rhubarb. Moreover, the lime and yellow Chartreuse seemed to work well with the two other ingredients to make for a slightly complex and balanced drink.


Craig said...

Hm, I bet Aperol or Campari might make a good sub for those of us w/out any rhubarb...

frederic said...

Aperol has rhubarb in it so it will do as a sub until next June or so when you'll have fresh rhubarb at your disposal.