Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Squid Mixes: Jewel Cocktail


A Jewel Cocktail combines gin, green Chartreuse, sweet vermouth and orange bitters.  The same can be said of a Bijou Cocktail, though, at least according to The New York Bartender's Guide, the proportions are different: 4:3:2 + 3 dashes for the former, 3:2:2+1 for the latter.  The Jewel also calls for a cherry garnish.  I felt this particular mixture emphasizes the anise flavor in the Chartreuse.

8 comments:

  1. At the end of the day no matter where a good cocktail or beer will always taste great with friends - cheers!

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  2. I would like to give this a taste.

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  3. I don't think I have enough gin left to try this one, at the moment.

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  4. You seem to have developed a more refined taste than most! I just listened to one of the "free" selections available to Audible subscribers, that was a "Great Course" on the history of bourbon. You might like it, it's only 3 1/2 hours long.

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    1. Thanks, I'm trying. My wife's palate is significantly more refined. I'm learning.

      I'm definitely up for the history of bourbon! Thanks for the recommendation.

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