Carthusian Sazerac

  • Serves

    makes 1 cocktail


This variation on a Sazerac from Spice Kitchen and Bar in Cleveland gets a boost from the complex, herbal flavor of Chartreuse and a bright dash of lemon bitters.


  • 2 12 oz. rye whiskey
  • 14 oz. green Chartreuse
  • 12 tsp. simple syrup
  • Absinthe rinse
  • 2 dashes lemon bitters
  • Lemon twist, for garnish


Step 1

Stir rye, Chartreuse, and syrup over ice in a cocktail mixing glass. Add a splash of absinthe into a coupe glass, and swirl to coat the inside of the glass before discarding the absinthe. Strain rye mixture into glass; top with bitters and garnish with a lemon twist.

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