Chartreuse Smash

Chartreuse Smash
Chartreuse Smash
This sweet (but not too sweet) cocktail is a terrific vehicle for Chartreuse; when we tested it, it converted even the most adamant opponents to the herbal, bright-green liqueur.Maxime Iattoni

Developed by Adam Rothstein, beverage director for New York's Bobo restaurant, this sweet (but not too sweet) cocktail is a terrific vehicle for Chartreuse; when we tested it, it converted even the most adamant opponents to the herbal, bright-green liqueur.

Chartreuse Smash
Recipe for a chartreuse smash with lemon juice and green chartreuse liqueur.
Yield: makes ONE DRINK

Ingredients

  • 10 mint leaves
  • 1 oz. lemon juice, from about 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tsp. turbinado sugar
  • 2 oz. green Chartreuse
  • 1 sprig of mint, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Place mint, lemon and sugar in a cocktail shaker and muddle. Add chartreuse and fill with ice. Shake thoroughly, and strain into a glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with mint sprig.