Every once in awhile you create a cocktail that catches you by surprise.
That was the case with this green chartreuse cocktail, the Georgia Monk.
I wanted to make something new, so I literally sat looking at my bar and tried to choose a few ingredients that I thought might work, despite being, well, an odd pairing.
A while back I had a drink at the Multnomah Whiskey Library in Portland that had peach and green Chartreuse paired.
If that doesn’t sound like a weird combo, I don’t know what does.
But you know what? It totally worked.
So I pulled my bottle of Chartreuse, and Creme de Peche liqueur and decided on Rittenhouse Rye as the base.
I guessed on proportions and went 1.5oz rye, .5oz peach, .25oz Chartreuse and a few dashes of grapefruit bitters for good measure.
Rarely, do you get a drink right straight out of the gate. But this one is pretty close.
After finishing the drink, I wanted to make another and try different proportions for the cocktail – to see if maybe I could make it even better.
But I found myself not wanting to. I just wanted to drink another one of the original again.
And to me? That’s the sign of a good drink.
Also, perhaps a sign of someone who should take his cocktail recipes a bit more seriously.
But either way, it was good. Really good.
It’s one of those drinks where you can clearly make out each of the ingredients if you’re looking for them. But when paired together you get a sweet, herbal, boozy drink that has a super unique flavor.
When you’re making it, just be sure to stir it long enough. Because the only sweetener is the peach, it can be pretty boozy if you don’t dilute it properly.
I should probably come up with another name for it. But went with the same formula I used for the Artsy Bird, and based it off two of the primary ingredients. Georgia (peach) and Monk (who make the Chartreuse).
Give it a shot, and let me know what you think!
How to Make This Green Chartreuse Cocktail
While green Chartreuse can be an ingredient that’s intimidating to use if you’re not used to it, it doesn’t have to be.
With only three main ingredients, this one is incredibly easy to make.
Georgia Monk: Green Chartreuse Cocktail
- Mixing Glass
- Bar Spoon
- 1.5 oz Rye I use Rittenhouse
- .5 oz Creme de Peche
- .25 oz Green Chartreuse
- 3 dashes Grapefruit Bitters
- Combine all ingredients in mixing glass
- Stir for 30 seconds
- Strain into Nick and Nora Glass
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