Add Chartreuse to Your Campari and Soda

When I recommend a new bottle of booze, I try to use it in multiple recipes so it doesn’t get stuck on the bar cart and languish. I especially like to accentuate this with expensive bottles, and the green chartreuse I used in Lifehacker’s birthday cocktail is quite expensive.

It’s also extremely flavorful and powerful (110 proofs to be honest) and you don’t need a ton of it to make a cocktail special (my favorite feeling). Campari and soda, for example, are already quite aromatic and full of bitter plants, but adding the chartreuse makes it feel like being pounded in the mouth with a bouquet of herbs and flowers on the hillside, although soda does soften the blow. Unfortunately, this combination defies an overly clever name – unlike Ferrari – but I called it Camptrez, which is kind of funny.

To make it you will need:

  • 3/4 oz Campari
  • 3/4 oz green chartreuse
  • About 4 ounces of sparkling water

Add Campari and Chartreuse to a bucket (large lowball) and then fill that bucket with ice. Top with soda water, stir gently and garnish with a strip of lemon or orange zest, if you have one.

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