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James M. Thresher for The Washington Post

Jul 29, 2009

A bit sweet, a bit sour, a bit herbal, a bit pungent, it has everything, including the two ingredients cocktail geeks love most: maraschino liqueur and green Chartreuse.

Spirits columnist Jason Wilson prefers Plymouth gin in this cocktail. As always, maraschino is NOT the juice of maraschino cherries.

Servings: 1
  • Ice
  • 3/4 ounce gin
  • Juice from about 2 limes (3/4 ounce)
  • 3/4 ounce green Chartreuse
  • 3/4 ounce maraschino liqueur, such as Luxardo brand


Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add the gin, lime juice, green Chartreuse and maraschino liqueur. Shake well, then strain into a cocktail (martini) glass.

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Recipe Source

Adapted from Murray Stenson at the Zig Zag Cafe in Seattle.

Tested by Michael Taylor.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 164

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 1mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates: 14g 5%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 13g

Protein: 0g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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