The Jewel Cocktail combines and unlikely trio of ingredients to make an incredibly delicious tasting beverage. Green Chartreuse, Dry Gin, and Italian Vermouth bring into play a medium-dry, fast working cocktail.
Ok, I have to admit, I’d never consider these ingredients together. Several polled cocktail aficionado friends seemed skeptical. However, a common consensus is this is a spectacularly vibrant cocktail.
The green chartreuse comes through on the nose, and the Italian vermouth makes it a little on the sweet side. As for the gin? I can’t even detect it, and it brings the drink to a state of serendipitous balance.
The original recipe came from Harry Craddock’s, The Savoy Cocktail Book, where it was proportioned for 6 and described as “a medium-dry, fast-working cocktail.” After drinking 1 1/2 of these, I concur to the description. I brought the ratio down to a single cocktail and made a minor adjustment on bitters from the original recipe.
Table of Contents
- Cocktail glass
- Measuring cup
- 1 oz Green Chartreuse
- 1 oz Italian Vermouth Cocchi preferred
- 1 oz Gin Dry gin or Tanqueray 10
- 1 dash Orange Bitters
- 1 piece Lemon peel
- 1 Maraschino Cherry Luxardo preferred
- Add ingredients to mixing glass, stir thoroughly, and strain into a cocktail glass.
- Garnish with a squeezed lemon peel and maraschino cherry.
From traveling to Italy to learn about balsamic vinegar from the source to homesteading in his own backyard, Michael is ever ready to take on new challenges and think about the world from different perspectives.