Pre-prohibition cocktails and modern twists on classics

Serial Killer

Serial Killer

Ingredients:

1.25oz Genever

1.25oz Green Chartreuse

1oz Dolin Blanc

1 brspn Maraschino

1 brspn Amaro Nonino

2 dashes Lavender Bitters

5 drps Walnut Bitters

1 dash Peychaud’s Bitters

Instructions:

Add the genever, Green Chartreuse, Dolin Blanc (white sweet vermouth), maraschino, Amaro Nonino, lavender, walnut and Peychaud’s bitters to a chilled mixing glass. Add ice and stir until well chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Enjoy carefully.

Notes:
Burning anise stained malt on the nose. The Green Chartreuse and Genever mix synergistically to create something much greater than the sum of its parts. Unassumingly herbs, malt, botanicals and anise mingle with hints of orange, walnut, cherries and lavender. The finish dries out a touch with a lingering herbal anise and malt tinged flavor. Herbal floral with a refreshing maltiness, you may not know what you are getting yourself into until it’s too late.

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History:

The obvious question to those who haven’t tried it:

Why is it called Serial Killer

As those who have tried this deliciously deceptive drink know that while insanely smooth, there is a menacing undertone of alcohol lurking underneath. Behind its smooth flavor lies a combination of 90 proof Genever and 110 proof Green Chartreuse, averaging at about a 100 proof cocktail. The Nonino and Maraschino add a little contrast, further personified by the lavender bitters. This is a highly drinkable smooth and light treat, that is sure to sneak up and hit you so much harder than you would expect. Recommended for all, but especially if you like diamondback and widow’s kiss. While slightly lighter in alcohol than these two boozy drinks, it also tastes so much more unassuming. Just remember it is called Serial Killer for a reason. . .


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