Seeing colourful, inviting cocktails makes living in the dark and cold northern hemisphere a little more bearable and for that dose of summer there’s one account I love.
I’m of course talking about one of my favourite Drinkstagrammers - Marisa. She posted this old, but to me unknown, cocktail recipe and I instantly knew I had to recreate it! After some googling I’m not sure whether to call it “The Jewel” or “Bijou”, which essentially means “jewel”, haha. I think the most fascinating thing when it comes to cocktail recipes is how old most of them are. This one allegedly goes back to the 1890’s!
The bottle of Green Chartreuse I got from my dad for my birthday in 2018 is one of my favourites. Combine that with sweet vermouth and Ferdinands Saar Dry Gin and you have yourself a lovely cocktail! The gin is distilled with riesling grapes (!) which makes it an extremely smooth spirit working well together with the herbal chartreuse.
- 3cl Gin
- 3cl Green Chartreuse
- 3cl Sweet Vermouth (white)
- 1 Dash Orange Bitters
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and stir. Strain into glass. Garnish with dried hibiscus.
Glassware: Nick & Nora Cocktail Glass from Cask & Company.