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 Schnapps
- 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.