TDN – Original Chartreuse Cocktails

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Upcoming TDN – Mata Hari Absinthe

I have waited for quite some time to host an absinthe-themed TDN, and now the time is upon us! And to top it off, I have the pleasure of joining several other cocktail writers at the Tabard Inn in D.C. to host the event live. Don’t let that stop you from joining everyone in the chatroom, where we’ll be slinging up brand new cocktails with Mata Hari. Festivities begin at 7pm EST.

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TDN Chartreuse Wrap-Up

Chartreuse has produced more quality original cocktails than probably any Thursday Drink Night to date. Usually there are several tasty drinks and a few stand-outs, but this time there were a plethora of just superbly created potions.

Winning Cocktail

Picking the winner was tough this week, so I enlisted the help of a few noted professionals. After some rigorous testing, the victory prize went to Chris from An Exercise in Hospitality.


  • 1 1/2oz gin
  • 3/4oz green Chartreuse
  • 1/4oz Carpano Antica sweet vermouth
  • 1/2oz orgeat syrup
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters

Shake with prepared intensity and strain into a chilled cocktail glass of triumph.

Chris from An Exercise in Hospitality

Featured Cocktails

Chartreuse Blanc

  • 1/2oz green Chartreuse
  • 1 1/2oz bianco vermouth
  • 1 dash orange bitters

Stir with ice like a gentleman, and strain into a small cocktail glass. Put on a suit if you don’t have one on; this cocktail deserves it.

SeanMike from Scofflaw’s Den

The Monkhattan

  • 2oz rye whiskey
  • 1/2oz green Chartreuse
  • 1/2oz Carpano Antica
  • 1 dash simple syrup
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters

Stir with cracked ice and strain into a chilled Master Shake http://www.preventforschools.org/sha/acheter-kamagra-oral-jelly.html.

Craig from Tiki Drinks & Indigo Infirmaments

Long Tail

  • 1 oz apricot eau de vie
  • 1 oz yellow Chartreuse
  • 1/2oz dry vermouth

Stir with a delightful dose of cracked ice and strain into a chilled cow’s tail… or cocktail glass.


The Widow’s Embrace

  • 1.5oz Laird’s bonded applejack
  • 3/4oz green Chartreuse
  • 1/2oz St. Germain elderflower liqueur
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters

Stir with cracked icy bits, and strain into an emerald goblet.


Chartreuse Frappe

  • 2oz green Chartreuse
  • 1/4oz anisette
  • 1/2oz orgeat syrup

Fill your favorite swizzle mug with crushed ice and donate the above. Stir with delicate fury for about 30 seconds. Insert straw, and enjoy.

Rick from Kaiser Penguin

Chocolate Raindance

  • 1oz Castries
  • 1/2oz green Chartreuse
  • 1/2oz Cruzan Black Strap rum
  • 1/2t orgeat syrup
  • 2 dashes Peychaud Bitters

Shake with bashed up icicles and pour, unhampered, into an ornate Christmas mug.

Matt from RumDood.com and Rick from Kaiser Penguin

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  1. ChrisNo Gravatar says:

    I didn’t do it, nobody saw me do it, can’t prove a thing…

    What did I do?

  2. seezeeNo Gravatar says:

    i used the fact that i was wearing my custom-cut suit for a client meeting this morning as a excuse to mix up the chartreuse blanc. mmmm. green & white.

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