“Chartreuse is not classically used in rum cocktails; however, the herbaceous character can play well with sugar-cane-based distillates,” says Scott Woodworth, the lead bartender at 12@Madison in Denver. His drink with white rum, mezcal, falernum and fresh citrus “provides the perfect balance of sweet, savory and citrus,” he says. It can also show that green Chartreuse is not just a one-trick pony.
This recipe originally appeared as part of “What the #$@! Do I Do with This? Green Chartreuse: What It Is and How to Use It.”
- 3/4 ounce Matusalem platino rum
- 3/4 ounce Banhez mezcal
- 1/2 ounce green Chartreuse
- 1 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
- 3/4 ounce orange juice, freshly squeezed
- 1/2 ounce John D. Taylor’s Velvet falernum
- Garnish: lime wedge
Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.
Strain into a Tiki glass over fresh crushed ice.
Garnish with a lime wedge.