Sunday, March 01, 2015

Saveur: The Lumière

Ever heard of chartreuse?  Made by monks in France?  Bright green liqueur?  Stupid expensive?  Yeah, I thought that was all silliness until I actually bought the thing and made this cocktail.  This is like drinking flowers.  And no, I am not drunk or high.  Seriously.  Flowers.  And right now, that's pretty darn awesome in my book.  #workhaseatenmylife

The Lumière
From Saveur magazine

1½ ounces gin
1 ounce elderflower liqueur, such as St. Germain
¾ ounce green chartreuse
¾ ounce fresh lime juice
Dash of orange bitters

Combine all ingredients in a large glass filled with ice. Stir thoroughly and strain the mixture into a coupe. Garnish with a lime twist.

Makes 1 cocktail

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