The Story Behind The Chartreuse Daiquiri
This week I was experimenting with Daiquiris and wanted to create something with an earthy, herbal profile. A great rhum agricole from Australia turned out to be the perfect base. Anytime I’m looking for herbal flavors I reach straight for the Chartreuse. The green variety has all the right notes to complement the lime juice in the Daiquiri, and a splash of honey water gave my cocktail balance. (To make honey water, I simply thinned honey with equal parts water.) The result is a beautifully bright spin on a classic Daiquiri.
- 1 ounce rhum agricole
- 1 ounce green Chartreuse
- 1 ounce lime juice
- ¾ ounce honey water
- Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice.
- Shake hard to chill and combine.
- Finely strain into a coupe glass.
- Garnish with a lime wheel.