1oz Green Chartreuse
1oz Domaine de Canton
Yellow Chartreuse (rinse)
Peated Scotch (rinse)
Add the Cynar, green Chartreuse and Domaine de Canton to a chilled mixing glass. Add ice and stir until well chilled. Rinse a chilled cocktail glass with yellow Chartreuse and peated Scotch (I like Peat Monster Scotch). Strain the cocktail into the glass.
Try it with a lemon twist for some added citrus.
Adding a newer friend (Domaine de Canton) to a few favorites with fantastic results. Something made me think that Cynar and Domaine de Canton would go well together…. and they definitely do. The ginger flavor blends well with Cynar, while the heavier sweet base adds more body to the mixture (as to my tastes Cynar has a very potent, but lighter taste than you would think from such a dark vegetal liquor). The higher proof Green Chartreuse besides adding significantly to the flavor also gives this one a little more punch as the remainder of the spirits are pretty low in alcohol.
This is definitely one of those cocktails that sounds like it wouldn’t work based on the ingredients, but somehow, there is a little magic in the combination. If you are in the mood for something a little different than the typical spirit based flavors, Choke the Treuse is one to try. Highly recommended.