Ginuary 10th: Green Ghost.


So there’s this thing in my home bar called Green Chartreuse and I bought it purely so I could make myself a Last Word whenever I want. This is all well and good, however I also own maraschino liqueur for similar reasons, and that one’s ended up being used for a few other cocktails over the years, which means my maraschino to chartreuse ratio is a little unbalanced.

Cue 2018, and my attempt to find other gin drinks that contain the ol’ green.

Green Ghost

  • 60ml gin (I used Patient Wolf)
  • 15ml Green Chartreuse
  • 15ml fresh lime juice

Shake all three with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

This one’s been around since some time before 1937, but that was the year it was published in the Cafe Royal Cocktail Book, alongside other good eggs like the Twentieth Century.

Anyway, the main reason I picked it today is because I had all three easy ingredients readily available and I was lazy, but also because one of those ingredients was Green Chartreuse. The drink definitely is all about the herbal Chartreusey taste, but use a good strong gin to buoy it, because that’s pretty important. This was my first taste of Patient Wolf and I was not mad. Herbal, fresh, and punchy as hell. May not have walked an entirely straight line into town after this one.

Stay tuned for some more Green Chartreuse inclusions this month, I’m pretty stoked with what I’ve found!