Chartreuse Swizzle

Friday, April 4, 2014

After a week of chartreuse details, it seemed only natural to feature a cocktail that highlights the spirit; San Francisco bartender Marcovaldo Dionysos revamped the traditional Caribbean swizzle with green Chartreuse, a French herbal liqueur that's sure to start your weekend off sunny no matter the weather!

 Chartreuse Swizzle

1 1/4 oz green Chartreuse
1/2 oz Velvet Falernum
1 oz pineapple juice
1/2 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
crushed ice
lime wheel or pineapple spear

Combine Chartreuse, Velvet Falernum and juices in a Collins or Pilsner glass; fill with crushed ice and swizzle vigorously with a swizzle stick or bar spoon to frost glass. Top with a mound of crush ice, garnish with a lime wheel or pineapple spear and serve with a straw.

Notes: Between the green Chartreuse and the Velvet Falernum, this cocktail is the opposite of a G&T–even many cocktail fans won't have these ingredients on hand. That said, this recipe is so satisfying that's it worth the hunt. Try John D. Taylor's or Fee Brother's non-alcoholic falernum, and consider yourself ready for a season of tiki–cheers!

Image via Clock Bar.


  1. Yay for local things! How are you, love?

  2. love the color of that drink!! :) have a great weekend! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  3. I love the color too! Such a fun cocktail for spring!



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