Jean Marc

Green Chartreuse is a liqueur which crops up enough in cocktails that I decided to splash out on a bottle. I tried it on its own and liked it, and this seemed like a good mixed drink to try without complicating it too much. It is in (Simon) Difford’s Guide, and is his creation, named after the “then President Directeur General of Chartreuse.”

  • 1.5 oz Green Chartreuse
  • 2 oz of fresh ginger
  • 0.25 oz Apple Schnappsjean-marc
  • 4 oz leaves
  • Top up with Appletiser

Muddle the mint and ginger in a shaker, then add the Chartreuse and schnapps. Shake with ice and strain into a tall glass (highball) filled with ice. Top with the Appletiser.

The mint I used was dying slightly, because one cat is the maximum number of living things that I can look after properly. Even allowing for that, the drink was just a bit meh. I used a posh, expensive, whole-earth type replacement for Appletiser. Turns out you don’t get what you pay for, as on its own this pop was very bland. I recall that Appletiser has more ooomph, so stick to that and avoid overpriced imitations.

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