Cocktail Kingdom), I did finish it after straining with a couple dashes of Elixir Végétal de la Grande-Chartreuse, Green Chartreuse's ornery granddad. People tried it with regular Green Chartreuse and seemed pleased if that's all you got; you'll still get the aromas.
Last StrawI think it came together pretty well. The drier Bernheim works better than a richer whiskey might to keep the drink balanced and bright, and you still get tons of herbal and cherry notes from the two liqueurs, which I've seen play well in a drink before.
Shake first four ingredients and strain into cocktail glass, top with a couple dashes elixer
- ¾ oz Bernheim Wheat Whiskey
- ¾ oz Strega
- ¾ oz Cherry Heering
- ¾ oz lemon
- couple dashes of Elixir Végétal de la Grande-Chartreuse (or substitue good ol' Green)
This also gave me a chance to show off my new favorite cocktail glass, which I found a pair of in a little antique shop in Port Townsend, WA (on the to-be-blogged sailing trip). It's got beautiful amber coloring, made circa 1930 (according to the proprietor's best guess), no seams, sexy curves, nice etching...
Shake and strain into cocktail glass
- ¾ oz Gin
- ¾ oz Maraschino
- ¾ oz Green Chartreuse
- ¾ oz lime