A strong yet refreshing cocktail shaken with gin, green Chartreuse, and lime and served up.
Prep Time: 5minutes
3tablespoonsgin (such as Hendrick's)(1 1/2 ounces)
1tablespoonfresh, strained lime juice(1/2 ounce)
1 1/2teaspoonssimple syrup(1/4 ounce)
1teaspoonGreen Chartreuse(1/6 ounce)
4large mint leaves, plus a sprig for garnish (optional)
In a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice, combine the gin, lime juice, simple syrup, chartreuse, and mint leaves. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds, then strain into a coupe. Garnish with a mint sprig if you like, and serve.
A teaspoon of Chartreuse may not seem like enough, but a little goes a long way and you can add more to taste if you like.For a lighter cocktail, stir the drink with the ice, strain into an ice-filled tumbler, and top with fizzy water.I like Hendrick's gin here, but any decent, relatively mild gin that you like the taste of will do the trick.Chartreuse can be found at specialty liquor stores or ordered online. Mason jar cocktail shakers are available here.Nutritional values are based on one drink.