Chartreuse Swizzle
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Chartreuse Swizzle
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The Chartreuse Swizzle is a refreshing and herbaceous cocktail that dates back to the 1930s. This classic mixed drink is a vibrant green color and is made with a combination ... more The Chartreuse Swizzle is a refreshing and herbaceous cocktail that dates back to the 1930s. This classic mixed drink is a vibrant green color and is made with a combination of Lime juice, Pineapple Juice, Green Chartreuse, and Velvet Falernum. The cocktail is named after the main ingredient, Green Chartreuse, which is a French liqueur made by Carthusian monks using a secret recipe of 130 herbs and plants. The addition of Velvet Falernum, a sweet and spiced liqueur, balances out the zingy citrus notes from the lime juice and adds a tropical touch with the pineapple juice. One sip of this cocktail will transport you to a lush and vibrant paradise.
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Green Chartreuse
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25.18% | 2.09 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Chartreuse Swizzle

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well
Pour over ice into a highball glass and serve

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·  Shake  ·  Highball  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What is Green Chartreuse, and why is it used in the Chartreuse Swizzle?

Green Chartreuse is a French liqueur made by Carthusian Monks since the 1740s, consisting of distilled alcohol aged with 130 herbal extracts. Its unique flavor, which is both sweet and pungent, is used in the Chartreuse Swizzle to provide a complex herbal base that complements the sweetness of the pineapple and the tartness of the lime juice.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Chartreuse Swizzle stirred and not shaken?

The Chartreuse Swizzle is stirred, not shaken, in its preparation to preserve the clarity and texture of the drink. Stirring gently combines the ingredients without introducing too much air, resulting in a smoother, well-incorporated cocktail that highlights the rich flavours of its components without diluting them excessively.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Chartreuse Swizzle?

The best way to serve a Chartreuse Swizzle is in a highball glass filled with crushed ice. After stirring the ingredients directly in the glass, it should be garnished with a sprig of fresh mint or a lime wheel to enhance its visual appeal and add a fresh aroma, complementing the herbal notes of the cocktail.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Chartreuse Swizzle compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 25.18%, the Chartreuse Swizzle has a moderately high alcohol content compared to other cocktails. It is higher in alcohol content than light cocktails like the Mojito or Aperol Spritz but lower than spirit-forward cocktails like the Old Fashioned or Martini. This makes it a good choice for those seeking a balanced and moderately strong drink.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can the Chartreuse Swizzle be customized for those who prefer a sweeter or less herbal taste?

Yes, the Chartreuse Swizzle can be customized to cater to different taste preferences. For a sweeter drink, one could add a little more Velvet Falernum or a dash of simple syrup. To reduce the herbal intensity, you might decrease the amount of Green Chartreuse slightly and add more pineapple juice, which will also make the drink sweeter and fruitier.

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