The Lumière
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The Lumière
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This recipe, developed by Nitehawk Cinema's Beverage Director Jen Marshall, was inspired by the Oscar-nominated film Hugo. The magical sophistication of elderflower, citrus, and green chartreuse mirrors Hugo's and Isabella's ... more This recipe, developed by Nitehawk Cinema's Beverage Director Jen Marshall, was inspired by the Oscar-nominated film Hugo. The magical sophistication of elderflower, citrus, and green chartreuse mirrors Hugo's and Isabella's enchanting quest through 1930s Paris.
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Green Chartreuse
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Lime
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29.7% | 3.56 units *

Method
How to make a The Lumière

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass filled with ice
Stir thoroughly and strain the mixture into a coupe glass
Garnish with a lime twist and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Stir  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  ·  Twist  · 

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Comments

lenny avatar

I feel like there is a mistake here, it probably should be 2.3cl of chartreuse instead of 22.5

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Ahhh sorry, good spot. Changed! And updated the alc. percentage to match. Good spot Lenny!

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What is Green Chartreuse, and why is it used in The Lumière cocktail?

Green Chartreuse is a French liqueur made by the Carthusian Monks since the 1740s. It's known for its complex flavor profile that includes over 130 herbs, plants, and flowers. Its vibrant green color and unique taste make it a distinctive ingredient in The Lumière, adding depth and an herbal touch that complements the cocktail's flavor profile.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is The Lumière stirred and not shaken?

The Lumière is stirred and not shaken to preserve its clarity and texture. Stirring gently combines the ingredients without introducing air, thus keeping the drink smooth and ensuring that the delicate flavors of the gin, elderflower liqueur, and Green Chartreuse are well-balanced and not diluted by excess water from ice shards.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What makes a cocktail glass the preferred choice for serving The Lumière?

A cocktail glass is preferred for serving The Lumière due to its elegant shape, which helps to concentrate the drink's aromatics, enhancing the overall drinking experience. The stem also allows the drinker to hold the glass without warming the contents with their hand, keeping the cocktail at an optimal temperature.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute anything for elderflower liqueur if I can't find it?

If you can't find elderflower liqueur, a good substitute could be St-Germain, which is a popular brand of elderflower liqueur. If you're looking for a non-elderflower alternative, you can try using a floral syrup like lavender or chamomile syrup, though the taste profile will change. Adjust the sweetness accordingly, as syrups may be sweeter than liqueurs.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of The Lumière compare to a standard cocktail?

The Lumière has an alcohol content of 29.7%, which is higher than many standard cocktails, which typically range between 10% to 20% alcohol by volume (ABV). This makes The Lumière a stronger option, suitable for sipping and enjoying at a leisurely pace.

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