Shamrock Cocktail


Shamrock Cocktail
3 Dashes Green Crème de Menthe. (5ml Brizard White Creme de Menthe)
3 Dashes Green Chartreuse. (5ml Green Chartreuse)
1/2 French Vermouth. (1 oz Noilly Prat Dry Vermouth)
1/2 Irish Whisky. (1 oz Bushmill’s Single Malt 10 Year)
Shake (I stirred) well and strain into cocktail glass.

Departures: First, I don’t have Green Creme de Menthe, and sorry, I’m not about to buy any. It tastes the same as the White, it’s just green, due to added artificial color. Second, I’m undersizing these dashes. Previously, I was holding out at 2.5ml for fluid dashes, but I know, with that 7.5ml Creme de Menthe, this would just taste like mouthwash.

And in fact, this does just taste like Mouthwash, as it is. There’s probably a much better drink here with 7.5ml Green Chartreuse and a wash of creme de menthe. Heck, a spanked mint sprig would be plenty of mint for this drink, and it would come by its green color naturally.

This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the cocktails in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, Zed.