Nicknamed the “elixir of life,” Chartreuse is a potent herbal liqueur distilled with a secret blend of 130 herbs. Only two French monks know the recipe at any given time – and they’ve taken a vow of silence on the matter.
Perhaps this tight-lipped process is what Prohibition-era bartenders at the Detroit Athletic Club were alluding to when they coined The Last Word, a recently resurfaced Chartreuse cocktail that tastes like a garden in a glass.
Lux’s twist starts with two sprigs of fresh thyme in a large mixing glass. Mixologists add 1 oz. of green Chartreuse and swirl, then grab a lighter and spray Grüne Fee absinthe through the flame to set the alcohol ablaze. They douse the mixture with 1 oz. lime juice and finish with equal parts St. George Botanivore gin and Luxardo maraschino liqueur, then double strain and pour into a pretty tumbler. It’s a spicy vintage drink that’ll turn your friends green with envy.
4400 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles’ Kool-Aid based cocktail is dino-mite. ...
Ginger ale and ginger beer play supporting roles in cocktail culture, most notably in vintage “bucks” like the Moscow Mule. ...
Duck Bath Punch
Duck Bath Punch ...
I Thought of This While Riding My Bicycle
Inspired by the Tour de France, Queen’s 1978 hit single “Bicycle Race” seemed pretty innocent with its cutesy lyrics and pop culture references. ...
The Dirty Commie
Get in a pickle with this cocktail from Milk Bar. ...