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Classic Champs Élysées Cocktail

Stretching just over a mile from the Arc de Triomphe to the Place de la Concorde, Paris’ Champs-Élysées is the site of parades, New Year’s Eve fêtes, and finals laps in the Tour de France. In cocktail circles, however, the Champs Élysées is known as a classic cocktail that comes to life with help from two French spirits: Cognac and Chartreuse. “I hadn’t seen many cocktails with Cognac that were refreshing and herbaceous, so the Champs really intrigued me,” says bartender Tommy Stearns, who features a version of the classic at Deep Dive in Seattle. Stearns believes the Champs may benefit from the fame of other Chartreuse-bolstered cocktails like the Last Word and Bijou. “As more people start to enjoy and understand what Chartreuse is and why it’s such a unique and awesome addition to beverages, I think the Champs Élysées will have its time in the sun.”


  • 1½ oz. Cognac
  • ¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
  • ½ oz. simple syrup (1:1)
  • ¼ oz. green Chartreuse
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Tools:shaker, strainer, fine strainer
  • Glass:coupe
  • Garnish:lemon twist


Add all of the ingredients to a shaker. Add ice and shake to chill. Fine strain into a chilled glass, then garnish.

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