Chartreuse Cocktails: 12 to Try

Made with a secret recipe developed by French monks in the mid-18th century, green Chartreuse remains a popular cocktail ingredient today. Combining 130 herbs and botanicals and aged in oak casks, the liqueur delivers a potent punch of flavor that lends a distinctive herbaceous edge to mixed drinks. Yellow Chartreuse arrived in the latter part of the 1800s and has a subtle sweetness and lower ABV. Here are some of our favorite recipes featuring both the green and yellow varieties.

Green Chartreuse

Chartreuse Swizzle
This beauty was created by Marcovaldo Dionysos in San Francisco.

Last of the Oaxacans
A riff on the most iconic Last Word, Rick Dobbs adds mezcal to the equation.

Lost in Laos
From Los Angeles barman Matthew Biancaniello, the Lost in Laos cocktail aims to highlight traditional flavors of Thai cooking.

Green Eyes Cocktail
One of Imbibe’s most popular recipes of 2016 comes from bartender Andrew Volk of Portland Hunt & Alpine in Portland, Maine.

Bijou
Gin meets a bouquet of herbs and spice from Chartreuse and vermouth.

Dead Rabbit Tipperary Recipe
A classic cocktail with Irish whiskey.

Lucky Negroni
Herbal flavors sing in this Negroni riff.

Yellow Chartreuse

April in Paris
Vodka sets a neutral base for the delicious combo of strawberries and Chartreuse.

Easy Peasy
Lavender lends a soft floral note to this smooth sipper.

Daisy de Santiago
A simple mix of rum, lime juice and Chartreuse make up the classic recipe.

Ling Ling Collins
Gin, juice and other goodness.

Time Release
This boozy mix evolves as it warms in the glass.


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