Friday, November 20, 2009

The Puritan Cocktail

The Puritan Cocktail is a a wonderful old school cocktail to mix one up the recipe looks like this:

1 3/4 oz gin
1/2 oz dry vermouth
1/4 oz Yellow Chartreuse
1 dash orange bitters
Stir in mixing glass with ice & strain
Serve in a cocktail glass

Gorgeous drink, really.. but-- i always make it this way, and call it:

A Green Puritan with 2 Cherries

2 oz gin
3/4 oz dry vermouth
1/2 oz Green Chartreuse
2-3 dash orange bitters
Stir in mixing glass with ice & strain
Serve in a cocktail glass, Garnish with 2 Brandied Cherries.

Truly a lovely drink.

[last one i made was with Martin Miller Westbourne for the Gin, Noilly Prat for the Vermouth and Reagans for the Bitters-- This was AMAZING, but i always mix it up]