The Lumiere Light is slightly less herbal than it’s potent sibling, the Lumiere. The difference is in the yellow Chartreuse, instead of the strong, and more alcoholic, green Chartreuse It’s truly a unique mix of flavors, all held together by gin. Lovely, lovely gin.
This gin cocktail dares to do what none other have done (so far…) – and that is pair some wildly herbal flavors with everyone’s favorite, Elderflower liqueur. It sounds weird, and it is. Delicious, too! Because of the insane flavors going on, I stuck to the good ‘ol London dry gin. Fresh lime, of course, too.
The Lumiere Light
- 1.5 Oz. Gin
- 1 Oz. Elderflower
- .75 Oz. Lime juice
- .5 Oz. Yellow Chartreurse
- 1 Dash Orange bitters
- Super simple! Gather all of your ingredients and toss them in a cocktail shaker.
- Add some ice and shake away.
- Strain into your coupe, and add a bit of fresh lime peel to garnish.
More Chartreuse options here, and some Elderflower options, too!
Some notes on the Lumiere Light!
You will absolutely want to adjust the Chartreuse to your liking. The bold and earthy herbal flavors definitely take center stage here, but nothing is over the top. No flashbacks to a cough drop that makes you think of a far away mountain.
If you only have green Chartreuse, well you are a bolder drinker than I am. You can always turn down the green Chartreuse flavors by using less.
Do play around with the lime also – I just added a peel, but you may want to express some of the oils. Just a thought.