Holy Green Cocktail! Go Green With This Chartreuse Sip

Juiced fennel and an ancient herbal liqueur create a religious experience.
St. Patrick's Day cocktail_twizzler

St. Patrick's Day cocktail_twizzler

Juiced fennel gives the Twizzler its kick, but Chartreuse liqueur gives the cocktail its green color.

Photo by: Image courtesy of Acre

Image courtesy of Acre

Juiced fennel gives the Twizzler its kick, but Chartreuse liqueur gives the cocktail its green color.

The Twizzler, created by Bart Mallard, bartender at Acre restaurant in Memphis, Tennessee, is comprised of gin, juiced fennel and lime, but it gets its green from Chartreuse, an herbal liqueur made by Carthusian monks in France since 1737.

"This is the perfect cocktail to segue from winter into spring," Mallard says. "I wanted to use a plentiful winter vegetable like fennel that could transition diners to warmer months. It has just a touch of sweetness, which balances the cocktail's herbaceous qualities."

Twizzler

Courtesy of Bart Mallard

3.5 ounces gin
1.5 ounces juiced fennel
Dash of lime
Dash of simple syrup
1 teaspoon Chartreuse

Chill cocktail glass or coupe and fill cocktail shaker with ice. Combine all ingredients and shake and strain into chilled glass. Garnish with a whole star anise and/or a sprig of chervil. Float a teaspoon of Chartreuse on top of the drink.

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