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).
You’ll be needing these…
List of Ingredients
- 30ml of St. George Botanivore Gin
- 20ml of Green Chartreuse
- 30ml of Martini Gran Lusso
- A Luxardo Maraschino Cherry (garnish)
- A couple shakes of Regan’s Orange Bitters No. 6
- An Orange
First things first – Gin. We’re using St. George Botanivore Gin. 30ml into a stirring glass.
That’s immediately followed by 30ml 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.
A couple of shakes of Regan’s Orange Bitters No. 6 come next…
Now a good stir – 30 seconds will do nicely…
Now pop a single Maraschino cherry into a chilled coupette glass, and strain the drink into it.
Now express a twist of orange over the top, and discard…
And serve. The Bijou Cocktail. Bracingly botanical, but still sweet and supple.
Here’s what we’re going to be using for next week’s #MasterofCocktails. Be prepared.
Next week, you’ll be needing these…
FEW American Gin, Beet It Beetroot Juice, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao and Bitter Bastards Fennel Bitters.