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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Hanging Loose with Chartreuse

Inspired by our story on classic cocktail ingredients and liqueurs coming up in the July/August issue (subscribers, start stalking your mail carrier this week), I brought a bottle of Chartreuse Green to a friend’s barbeque. A sweet, earthy, warming liqueur may not seem like an obvious choice for a casual summer party, but we used it to create a light, thirst-quenching cocktail perfect for a hot day. Mixed with fresh lime juice, simple syrup, fresh mint and club soda, the Chartreuse was less priests-in-a-crypt and more blooming-summer-garden. Look for our liqueurs round-up on page 34 of the new issue. —Shoshanna Cohen

Garden Party
This recipe is for 4 servings. (For a party I like to mix enough to pour a few drinks at once; if you want to make one serving, just divide the ratios by 4.)

6 oz. Chartreuse Green
1 oz. simple syrup
2 oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice (about 2 limes)
15-20 fresh mint leaves
10 oz. club soda
Ice cubes

Tools: muddler or long-handled spoon, cocktail shaker
Glass: highball
Garnish: mint sprig, paper umbrella

Muddle first four ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake with ice. Pour into ice-filled glasses (don't strain). Top with club soda. Garnish.


nola said...

OK, now I'm dying to see the new issue!!!

jmk said...

Just got my new issue, and just have to say, AWESOME cover! Can't wait to make that drink.

Anonymous said...

where can I buy it in Portland?

Imbibe Magazine said...

In Portland, you can find Chartreuse Green at Uptown Liquor (1 NW 23rd Place, 503-227-0338). If your asking where to buy Imbibe, you can find us at Powell's, New Seasons, Wild Oats, Whole Foods, Rich's, La Bodega & Vino in Sellwood, among others. The Jul/Aug issue is now a back issue, available on our site: imbibemagazine.com/backissues

Anonymous said...

You have so many unusual cocktail recipes! I just adore your blog!