Time for a Drink: Diamondback

Let's start the weekend right--with a cocktail recipe from Paul Clarke (The Cocktail Chronicles). Need more than one? Hit up the archives. Cheers!

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Sometimes, at this time of the year, you want a drink that's light and crisp. Something with a gentle character that's as soft and invigorating as a cool autumn breeze.

The Diamondback isn't one of those drinks. With the assertive double-barreled flavor of rye whiskey and applejack and the robust herbaceous richness of green Chartreuse, the Diamondback isn't a casual little tipple for a lazy afternoon. Bold, strong and deeply alluring, the Diamondback is a robust fortifier, the kind of drink well suited to capping the work week and getting the weekend started.

About the author: Paul Clarke blogs about cocktails at The Cocktail Chronicles and writes regularly on spirits and cocktails for Imbibe magazine. He lives in Seattle, where he works as a writer and magazine editor.

Time for a Drink: Diamondback

About This Recipe


  • 1 1/2 ounces rye whiskey
  • 3/4 ounce applejack
  • 3/4 ounce green Chartreuse


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    Combine ingredients in a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.


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