This recipe appears in:Classic Drinks: The Chrysanthemum
This variation on the classic Chrysanthemum cocktail uses a Yellow and Green Chartreuse combination in place of Benedictine, and subs in bitter Malört in place of the more traditional absinthe.
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- 2 ounces Vya Extra Dry vermouth
- 3/4 ounce Yellow Chartreuse
- 1/4 ounce Green Chartreuse
- 1/3 ounce Malört
- Garnish: orange twist
Fill a mixing glass 2/3 full with ice. Add vermouth, Yellow Chartreuse, Green Chartreuse and Malort. Stir until well chilled, about 20 seconds.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the orange twist and serve.