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The Green is Gold

October 13, 2015
1 Rating
Photo by fiveandspice
Author Notes

This cocktail is like a combination of a Last Word, a French 75, and a classic Champagne Cocktail (some classic versions include Cognac). It is closely inspired by a sparkling cocktail from Death & Co. in N.Y.C. that uses Champagne to add fizz to a Last Word. Yellow Chartreuse can be harder to find than Green Chartreuse, and you can use Green Chartreuse instead if you have that—the cocktail will just be a bit stronger and more intensely flavored. —fiveandspice

  • Makes 1
  • 1/2 ounce V.S.O.P. Cognac
  • 1/2 ounce yellow chartreuse
  • 1/2 ounce Luxardo maraschino liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • very dry sparkling hard cider, chilled
In This Recipe
  1. Shake the Cognac, Chartreuse, maraschino liqueur, and lemon juice with ice until chilled, and strain into a Champagne flute. Top with the cider and serve immediately.

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