A classic from 1930's
The Savoy Cocktail Book. Superficially similar to a
sidecar, this one kicks up the exotic flavors by using Chartreuse. See the
note on using green versus yellow varieties of this French liqueur below.
I stumbled across this one while browsing the PDT app on my iPhone, and I find that the recipes out there mostly follow the same ratios with some variations for sweetness. The recipe below seems to turn out a cocktail that is just right for my palette.
Place all of the components in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a coupe. Garnish with lemon, if desired.
Note: Every recipe I looked at recommended Green Chartreuse. The PDT app says they use green because the prefer the flavor. Craddock's book doesn't have a recommendation, so it's mostly a matter of taste. If you have both varieties on hand, try it both ways. The yellow version you may find a little sweeter and the green version more herb forward.
Photos by Lisa Denkinger
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