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Green-Eye Sour

My first serious attempt in creating a cocktail. I wanted to experiment with lemon thyme and chartreuse. The inspiration came from the Green-Eye Daiquiri. I chose a daiquiri formula from The Joy of Mixology: liked the ratio and also how Regan suggested to serve the drink in an ice-filled wine glass. And instead of rum i went for the gin – it works well with chartreuse, and lemon juice instead of the lime.

Adapted from the sources mentioned above.
* 3 sprigs lemon thyme + 1 sprig for garnish
* 2 ounces gin
* 1/4 ounce green Chartreuse
* 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
* 1/2 ounce simple sugar syrup
Instructions: Bend 2 thyme sprigs and drop into a cocktail shaker. Press the thyme with a muddler to release the flavor. Fill the shaker with ice. Measure in the gin, Chartreuse, lemon juice and sugar. Shake vigorously. Strain into an ice-filled wine glass. Garnish with the remaining thyme sprig.

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Yerba Mora

Yes i never met a chartreuse drink i didn’t like, especially when it involved tequila.
Add to this that Yerba Mora came with a profound quote from its creator, Joaquin Simo: “The thing about good traditional Mexican food is that you can never tell exactly what’s in it. It’s the same with cocktails…”
Well, thankfully the drink lived up to that interesting parallel.

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