June 15, 2021

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A tasty adaptation of a classic Chartreuse Swizzle cocktail recipe that will make your taste buds sing.
An amber-colored cocktail displayed in a large rocks glass filled with pebble ice, garnished with a sprig of mint and a dehydrated pineapple wheel, sitting on a round wooden coaster outside on a white porch railing

Are you a fan of Chartreuse?

I have to admit that I was late joining in on the cocktail world's love affair with Chartreuse. And it's because years ago when it first hit the scene in NYC, the first drink I ever ordered with Green Chartreuse as the "star" was so awful that it ruined the taste of it for me for a very long time.

In the years since that initial craze, when everyone and their brother were trying to create fancy Green and Yellow Chartreuse concoctions, this Carthusian Monk-made liqueur is thankfully much better understood and utilized. And since I do believe in second chances, I eventually came back to it and now very much enjoy it in a well-crafted drink. But Chartreuse isn't something I keep stocked at home, so I don't have a lot of experience making drinks with it myself. However, the more recipes I come across that call for it, the more interested I am in learning how to use it in my own creations.

If you're not familiar with Chartreuse, this adaptation of a classic Chartreuse Swizzle from @boozy.brunette is a great intro to the green version of this liqueur. Herbacious, a little spicy, and a touch sweet, Chartreuse marries well with both the tropical and bitter notes in this drink, which would make a great sipper on a hot day!

Thank you to Jess for this yummy recipe and lovely photo.

An amber-colored cocktail displayed in a large rocks glass filled with pebble ice, garnished with a sprig of mint and a dehydrated pineapple wheel, sitting on a round wooden coaster outside on a white porch railing

The Vellocet

A tasty adaptation of a classic Chartreuse Swizzle cocktail recipe that will make your taste buds sing.

Yields:

1 Drink

Ingredients:

2 oz Green Chartreuse

1/2 oz Velvet Falernum

1 1/4 oz Pineapple juice

3/4 oz Lime juice

2 dashes Angostura Bitters

2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters

Garnish: Dehydrated Pineapple Wheel and a Mint Sprig

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients in a glass filled with pebble ice. Gently swizzle to combine ingredients and then garnish with a dehydrated pineapple wheel and a sprig of fresh mint.

An amber-colored cocktail displayed in a large rocks glass filled with pebble ice, garnished with a sprig of mint and a dehydrated pineapple wheel, sitting on a round wooden coaster outside on a white porch railing

The Vellocet

A tasty adaptation of a classic Chartreuse Swizzle cocktail recipe that will make your taste buds sing.

Yields:

1 Drink

Ingredients:

2 oz Green Chartreuse

1/2 oz Velvet Falernum

1 1/4 oz Pineapple juice

3/4 oz Lime juice

2 dashes Angostura Bitters

2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters

Garnish: Dehydrated Pineapple Wheel and a Mint Sprig

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients in a glass filled with pebble ice. Gently swizzle to combine ingredients and then garnish with a dehydrated pineapple wheel and a sprig of fresh mint.

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