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FriendOfTheDevil Oct 25, 2011 04:02 PM

I picked up some Green Chartreuse this past week to try the Last Word. It was ok. Did not totally float my boat. So I decided I wanted to get some St. Germaine to try.

So I had a 1 part Hendricks, 1 part St. Germain and had that with lemonade.

I have dubbed that "All is Well".

Then I decided to try a variation which I loved. I added a couple of dashes of Luxardo Cherry to the above.

The funkiness of that plays nicely on the sweetness of the cocktail. Probably the best use of Luxardo I have found yet.

I have dubbed that "All is Fine".

If either of these drinks or names are already taken, my apologies.

I am digging this drink though.

FOTD

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  1. EvergreenDan RE: FriendOfTheDevil Oct 25, 2011 04:55 PM

    I'm not sure if by Luxardo Cherry you mean the juice in a jar of Luxardo Cherries or Luxardo Maraschino liqueur. Since you said "funky", I'm assuming the latter.

    You might try the Last Word again with less lemon juice. You seem to prefer sweeter / less acid drinks, so this might do it for your taste. I've found that most people really like this cocktail -- even those not used to funky or herbal flavors.

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      FriendOfTheDevil RE: EvergreenDan Oct 26, 2011 09:10 AM

      Thank you Dan for the advice. I am guessing you mean less lime juice, not lemon? I will try that. I am thinking it is the heavy licorice note I get from the Chartreuse that maybe I didn't love....

      It was the Luxardo Maraschino liquor on the add in.

      Last night I had the St. Germain mixed with Diet Canada Dry Ginger Ale.

      Fantastic!

      FOTD

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        EvergreenDan RE: FriendOfTheDevil Oct 26, 2011 01:06 PM

        Yes, my error. Lime. I was looking at the Final Ward (Phil Ward's rye-based riff) when I wrote that.

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          FriendOfTheDevil RE: EvergreenDan Oct 27, 2011 08:16 AM

          I went back to the Last Word last night. Paid close attention to the flavor and measures. I think it is the Luxardo that didn't sit with me . 3/4 oz of that is alot to me.
          So I lessened that a bit and did enjoy it more. Had three of them actually...

          Tonight I may try the Final Ward while I root for my home team...

          FOTD

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            EvergreenDan RE: FriendOfTheDevil Oct 27, 2011 08:33 AM

            Yes, Maraschino takes a lot of getting used to. I still only like about 2 tsp in an Aviation. That said, I think it is well disguised / integrated in the Last Word. Another option is to up the gin to regain the sweet and herbal-to-funky balance. I think I'm making Final Wards for friends this weekend.

    2. invinotheresverde RE: FriendOfTheDevil Oct 26, 2011 03:41 PM

      Best Green Chartreuse recipe:

      2oz Green Chartreuse
      Glass
      Mouth
      Repeat

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        FriendOfTheDevil RE: invinotheresverde Oct 27, 2011 07:56 AM

        LOL. I'll have to try that.

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