If you have been looking for a not-so-citrus, sweet drink, from our cocktail collection, this is it. In my search for something herbal to add to the bar collection, I stumbled upon green chartreuse. An ingredient that has popped up here and there in my travels around town to various cocktail bars; it was an obvious next choice.
Made from 130 herbs, plants and flowers and steeped for about 8 hours, the aromatic herbal qualities of green chartreuse compliment the sweetness of the Washington State University developed rainier cherries, quite well. At a high proof, both bourbon and chartreuse add some booziness while Peychaud’s adds the final touch of floral aroma.
5 Rainier cherries, pitted
2 oz Bourbon
1/3 oz Green Chartreuse
2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
Muddle the five rainier cherries to a pulp to release the flavor, into a shaker. Pour the remaining 3 ingredients into the cocktail shaker with the cherries and shake on ice. Strain and serve on ice. Garnish with a few extra cherries as you wish.