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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Chartreuse Martini

The Seattle Times does some great reporting on their local bars by not only talking about the bar but by offering up a signature drink made by that bar. Would that all cities had such useful features and writing in their fish wraps.

Though I haven't had the pleasure of visiting this week's bar, West 5, their ingenuity with the Chartreuse Martini has me chomping at the bit to visit them on my next trip to the Northwest.

To wit:
3 ounces vodka
½ ounce Green Chartreuse liqueur
Mint leaf garnish

Combine vodka and liqueur in a pint glass with ice. Shake and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with mint leaf.

A little bit of a piney flavor should result. Let me know how it goes.

The Chartreuse Martini - [seattletimes.nwsource.com]


2 Comments:

Michael Dietsch said...

Ah, I've made a similar drink for Jen, but with gin instead of vodka. And I usually just rinse the glass with Chartreuse, rather than stirring it into the gin. She likes them quite a bit, actually. (I've also done the same thing but with yellow, but that's a little sweet for her palate.)

Jonathan said...

I've made this martini before, only I've seen it called an Emerald Martini. And yes, I use gin instead as well. It's pretty good. I'm thinking I might try a variation on this and use absinthe instead of chartreuse.