We love the combo of green Chartreuse and gin, but to make the pairing a little brighter, we used Lillet Blanc, an orange-infused aperitif wine, which mellows out the intense herbal quality of the Chartreuse.
A squeeze of fresh lime juice rounds out the cocktail's sweetness, resulting in a perfectly crisp cocktail that's perfect for late-summer sipping.
Botanical ElixirRecipe from the Tasting Table Test Kitchen
Yield: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: N/A
Total Time: 5 minutes
2 ounces Lillet Blanc
1 ounce Green Chartreuse
½ ounce gin
1 ounce fresh lime juice
½ ounce simple syrup (1 part sugar to 1 part water, boiled until sugar dissolves)
Lime twist, for garnish
Combine the Lillet, Chartreuse, gin, lime juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker over ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a lime twist.
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