I made the Tailspin earlier this week and loved it so much I couldn’t wait to have another. It’s from the Death & Co book and is perfect, so I barely adapted it. Green chartreuse has been a favorite of mine since I visited NOLA in January and took chartreuse shots with the bartenders at Cochon (check out my travel guide!)—which they called the little green monster. So good. Green chartreuse is a good investment for your bar, and even though it’s pricey it will last for awhile. (Unless you get hooked on the little green monsters. In which case I can’t help you.)
I subbed in the sweet vermouth I had opened in my fridge, a lovely cocchi di torino. How do people own more than a couple vermouths at once? Why are the bottles so big? WHY!? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This cocktail is super booze forward and ideal for the weekend. If you already have your cocktail set for tonight, whip this one up tomorrow. Cheers, happy Friday!
- 1.5 oz dry gin
- 1 oz green chartreuse
- 1 oz carpano antica vermouth (I used Cocchi di Torino)
- 1 dash orange bitters (I used grapefruit)
- Citrus twist for garnish (I used orange)
Rinse a coupe with Campari. Combine all other ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir until chilled, about 20 seconds. Strain into coupe. Garnish with the twist!