Inspired by a low-ABV cocktail known as “The Vatican,” this herbal concoction has a little something for everyone. Sweet, sour, bitter and herbal all at once, the recipe makes a short drink, but you can easily add soda water for a longer-lasting, highball-style cocktail. Suze, a heavy-hitting bitter gentian liqueur, mixes with Génépy Le Chamois, a floral alpine liqueur, and blanc vermouth, which adds sweet herbal notes. Lemon, simple syrup and a basil leaf round out this bright, refreshing trip to The Garden of Eden.
The Garden of Eden
Serves | 1 |
- ½ oz Suze
- ½ oz Génépy Le Chamois (or Green Chartreuse)
- 1 oz blanc vermouth (such as Dolin)
- 1 oz simple syrup
- ¾ oz lemon juice
- 1 small basil leaf
| Preparation | Add all ingredients to a shaker tin with ice; shake vigorously until diluted and ice-cold, up to 20 seconds. Using both a hawthorne and a mesh strainer to catch basil particles, strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with more basil and a lemon wheel.