This Lime, Gin, and Chartreuse cocktail is reminiscent of the Gin and Chartreuse, and it might even be better? This drink is dainty, yet potent. It’s herbal, but a bit soft. It’s easy to make, and even easier to enjoy.
Chartreuse is a highly herbal concoction made by French Monks. The recipe is top secret, and the green Chartreuse version is more potent and more flavorful than the yellow Chartreuse, No worries – the yellow variety still packs a flavor wallop into a gorgeous bottle. Because of the overpowering flavors of herbs, spices, and botanicals, there’s a good chance your gin choice is no match for this. Go with something reliable and smooth and neutral in the gin department.
Lime, Gin, and Chartreuse
- 1.5 Oz. Gin
- .5 Oz. Yellow Chartreuse
- .5 Oz. Simple syrup
- .5 Oz. Lime juice
- Combine all of your ingredients into a cocktail shaker, with ice.
- Go to town!
- Strain into your cocktail glass.
- Garnish with anise or lime.
Notes on the Lime, Gin, and Chartreuse cocktail.
While it doesn’t seem like 1/2 of an ounce is much, the flavor packed goodness of Chartreuse goes a long way. I would definitely make this again, but I would use about 1/4 of an ounce. I’m not sure I could even handle the green Chartreuse!
The lime really evens out the harsher edges of this cocktail. I don’t think you readily identify the citrus as being lime, per se, so add more if you want more of an herbal margarita cocktail?
Do sip slowly and respectfully – this drink is bold and delicious.