Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Surviving the Green Elixir

A huge thank you to all who made their way to Green Street on Sunday night for an evening of Chatreuse cocktails co-sponsored by the lovely ladies of LUPEC Boston and our friends at From our humble monk (who some of us found out had a little something up his sleeve) to the beautiful images of Philip Groning's Into Great Silence to the saucy broads shakin' up the cocktails, the night was an overwhelming success!

We featured four cocktails on Sunday, two highlighting Green Chartreuse and two highlighting Yellow Chartreuse. Let's all grab our Boston shakers and raise our glasses to the fabulous folks who graciously supported our event: Frederick Wildman (importers of Chartreuse), Hendrick's Gin, Nino Franco Prosecco, the Museum of the American Cocktail, the fine owners and staff of Green Street, and all of you who made your way out on a Sunday night!

Scoff Law Cocktail
1 oz Old Overholt Rye
1 oz French Vermouth
.5 oz Green Chartreuse
.5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
2 dashes Orange Bitters
Combine ingredients with ice in a shaker. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

The Champs-Elysees
1.5 oz Germain Fine Brandy
.75 oz Yellow Chartreuse
.75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Combine ingredients with ice in a shaker. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

The Can Can (a LUPEC Boston original)
5 sour cherries
1 oz Yellow Chartreuse
.25 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Nino Franco Prosecco
Muddle the sour cherries in the bottom of a mixing glass. Add Chartreuse, grapefruit juice, bitters and ice. Shake and Strain into a flute. Top with chilled Nino Franco Prosecco. Kick up your skirts and enjoy!

The Irma La Douce (a LUPEC Boston original)
1.5 oz Hendrick's Gin
.5 oz Green Chartreuse
.5 oz Cucumber puree (peel and blend fresh cucumber, then pass through a sieve)
.5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
.5 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice
.25 oz Simple Syrup
Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Raise your glass to Irma La Douce, a movie in which Shirley MacLaine plays a Parisian prostitute who wears bright green stockings!


Andrea said...

Thank you for a truly wonderful event. At our table, the favorite was the Irma la Douce.

I was also pleased to see the entry from May about Jackie Cochran, being the aviation buff that I am. I'd like to suggest another "broad" for you to profile - Lee Miller. She invented the solarization process in photography along with Man Ray, was a successful Vogue model, and went on to become one of the only female war correspondents in WW2 to cover actual combat in the field. She was famously photographed taking a bath in Hitler's bathtub after the fall of Munich. She was also an enthusiastic whiskey drinker.

Andrea, the redhead near the yellow Chartreuse table

LUPEC Boston said...

Thanks for your kind words and the info about Lee Miller! She sounds like just the kind of broad we like to celebrate! We can't resist the whiskey drinkers!

Chin Chin!