All I can say is that for those of you who have never been lucky enough to have tried the Chartreuse Swizzle, you are truly missing out.
It is a delicate and delightful blend that combines not just sweet and spicy, but also brings together the complex and multi-layered flavors of Chartreuse and Velvet Falnernum in a way that is wonderfully refreshing on a summer day.
I had one for the first time just the other day on a recent visit to the Clock Bar, when I was thirsty and looking for something to beat the heat. Being a swizzle, it was of course, served over crushed ice and was exactly what I was looking for on a hot afternoon in August.
For those of you not able to make the trek to the Clock Bar, here is the recipe for any of you lucky enough to have bottles of Green Chartreuse and Velvet Falernum just laying around the house. Salud!
The Chartreuse Swizzle
1.25oz Green Chartreuse
.5oz Velvet Falernum (clove-spiced liqueur)
1oz Pineapple Juice
.5oz Fresh Lime Juice
1 Mint Sprig for Garnish
Combine juice, Chartreuse and Falernum into a glass and stir briefly. Pack tight with finely crushed ice and garnish with mint sprig.