Master of Cocktails Bijou Cocktail

Right then Ladies and Gentlemen – it’s time for another #MasterofCocktails. Excited? Oh yes.

This week we’re making a Chartreuse-heavy ‘Bijou Cocktail‘ recipe, though we’re making it with slightly less Green Chartreuse as to not overwhelm the drink.

‘Bijou’ of course, is French for ‘Jewel’, and the cocktail’s name comes from the colours of precious jewels (emerald, diamond and ruby) being similar to the colour of the ingredients (Chartreuse, Gin and Vermouth).

Master of Cocktails Ingredients

You’ll be needing these…

List of Ingredients

First things first – Gin. We’re using St. George Botanivore Gin. 30ml into a stirring glass.

Master of Cocktails Botanivore Gin St George Spirits

That’s immediately followed by 30ml Martini Gran Lusso

Master of Cocktails Martini Gran Lusso

Then 20ml Green Chartreuse. This is slightly less than the original recipe calls for, but at 1:1:1 it’s really a bit overwhelming.

Master of Cocktails Green Chartreuse

A couple of shakes of Regan’s Orange Bitters No. 6 come next…

Master of Cocktails Regan's Orange Bitters

Now a good stir – 30 seconds will do nicely…

Master of Cocktails Stir

Now pop a single Maraschino cherry into a chilled coupette glass, and strain the drink into it.

Master of Cocktails Cherries

Now express a twist of orange over the top, and discard…

Master of Cocktails Orange Twist

And serve. The Bijou Cocktail. Bracingly botanical, but still sweet and supple.

Master of Cocktails Bijou Cocktail




Here’s what we’re going to be using for next week’s #MasterofCocktails. Be prepared.

Master of Cocktails

Next week, you’ll be needing these…
FEW American Gin, Beet It Beetroot Juice, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao and Bitter Bastards Fennel Bitters