Green Meanie
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Green Meanie
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The Green Meanie is a vibrant and potent cocktail that merges the robust flavors of vodka, gin, and Green Chartreuse with the tangy sweetness of lemon-lime soda. Its striking green ... more The Green Meanie is a vibrant and potent cocktail that merges the robust flavors of vodka, gin, and Green Chartreuse with the tangy sweetness of lemon-lime soda. Its striking green hue, courtesy of the herbal liqueur Chartreuse, pairs with the spirit-forward combination to create a beverage with a complex flavor profile. The herbal notes of the Chartreuse are balanced by the crispness of the citrus soda, making for a unique and memorable drinking experience. Typically served in a highball glass, this cocktail is known for its colorful presentation and bold character.
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27% | 8.1 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Green Meanie

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Put the vodka, gin and green Chartreuse into a half pint glass
Top up with bitter lemon
Stir and serve

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Green Meanie not shaken but stirred?

The Green Meanie cocktail is stirred instead of shaken to preserve the clarity and delicate texture of the drink. Shaking can introduce air bubbles, which might cloud the drink and alter its smooth profile. Stirring gently combines the ingredients, ensuring a clear, aesthetically pleasing cocktail that highlights the vibrant green color of the Green Chartreuse.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What is Green Chartreuse, and how does it affect the flavor of the Green Meanie?

Green Chartreuse is a French liqueur made by Carthusian Monks since the 1740s, composed of distilled alcohol aged with 130 herbal extracts. Its unique flavor is complex, featuring sweet, spicy, and herbal notes, with a strong vegetal quality. In the Green Meanie, Green Chartreuse adds a distinct herbal complexity and a vibrant green hue, contributing significantly to the cocktail's character and name.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal way to serve the Green Meanie?

The ideal way to serve the Green Meanie is in a highball glass, filled with ice to keep the drink cold. The cocktail should be stirred gently to mix the ingredients without clouding the drink, then topped with lemon-lime soda for a refreshing fizz. This serving method highlights the drink's complex flavors while maintaining its visual appeal.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can I substitute any ingredients in the Green Meanie for a slightly different flavor profile?

Yes, you can customize the Green Meanie by substituting ingredients to suit your taste. For a less herbal flavor, consider using less Green Chartreuse or replacing it with a milder herbal liqueur. If you prefer a sweeter cocktail, you can add a splash of simple syrup or use a sweeter lemon-lime soda. For a more citrus-forward drink, add a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice. These adjustments can help tailor the cocktail to your personal preferences.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Green Meanie compare to other popular cocktails?

The Green Meanie has an alcohol content of about 27%, which is relatively high compared to many popular cocktails. For example, a classic Margarita has an alcohol content around 13%-15%, and a Mojito ranges from 10% to 15%. The Green Meanie's higher alcohol content is due to the combination of vodka, gin, and Green Chartreuse, all of which are spirits with significant alcohol by volume (ABV). It's a strong cocktail suited for those who prefer a more potent drink.

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