Saturday, September 16, 2023

More great-looking cocktails to try with your yellow chartreuse

I recently wrote about my discovery of the joys of yellow chartreuse. Since then I’ve tried the Naked and Famous and La Valencia a couple more times and can vouch that they are indeed cocktails you must introduce into your rotations.

Now I’ve researched more yellow chartreuses drinks. I haven’t tried any of them, but I will try all, with the Quarterback and the Nathalia particularly high on my list.

Ambrosia Cocktail, not to be confused with the Ambrosia champagne-based cocktail and referred to as a Greek “elixir of life,” is custard colored, complex, and herbal:

  • .75 parts cognac
  • 2 parts Bols Advocaat liqueur (a Dutch brandy that has egg yolks and sugar and is natural with no preservatives)
  • 1 part Licor 43 (which is a yellow, vanilla liqueur that is popular in Spain)
  • .5 parts yellow chartreuse
  • Garnish with nutmeg 
Brandy Fix is a tart classic:
  • 2 parts cognac
  • .5 parts pineapple juice
  • .5 parts fresh lemon juice
  • .25 parts simple syrup
  • .15 parts yellow chartreuse
  • Garnish with lemon zest
Daisy Cutter Martini is floral, minty, herbal, and dry:
  • 3 mint leaves muddled
  • 1.5 parts Ketel One vodka
  • 1 part St. Germain elderflower
  • 1 part dry vermouth
  • .25 parts yellow chartreuse
  • Garnish with floating mint leaf
East Village Athletic Club is a reference to a club in Detroit when this drink was invented, in 1951. This recipe is adapted by some New Yorkers:
  • .75 parts blanco tequila
  • .75 parts yellow chartreuse
  • .75 parts Grand Marnier
  • .75 parts fresh lemon juice
  • Garnish with lime wedge
Nathalia is a strong banana cognac drink that was discovered at a bar in Paris:
  • 2 parts cognac
  • .75 parts yellow chartreuse
  • .75 parts crème de banane liqueur
  • 1 dash angostura bitters
  • Garnish with orange zest
Oddball Manhattan Dry is:
  • 2.5 parts Bulliet bourbon (you can use any bourbon, but I think Bulliet is excellent for mixing)
  • 1 part dry vermouth
  • .5 parts yellow chartreuse
  • 3 dash angostura bitters
  • 2 maraschino cherries
The Quarterback
Quarterback is a white, creamy, and flavorful drink with a bite:
  • 1 part yellow chartreuse
  • 1 part Cointreau
  • 1 part double heavy cream
  • 1 part milk
  • Garnish with orange zest

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