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Greenpoint 1.000

James M. Thresher for The Washington Post

Spirits Jul 14, 2010

This is a fine example of how high-proof spirits can make a cocktail better. A 100-plus-proof rye such as Wild Turkey or Rittenhouse, plus the 110-proof green Chartreuse, add a high-octane twist to a classic Manhattan.

If it's too intense for your taste, use yellow Chartreuse instead (which the original calls for). If you don't have Punt e Mes (a bitter Italian vermouth), substitute a 2:1 mix of sweet vermouth and Campari.

Servings: 1
  • Ice
  • 2 ounces rye whiskey, such as Wild Turkey or Rittenhouse
  • 1/2 ounce green Chartreuse
  • 1/2 ounce Punt e Mes
  • Twist of lemon peel, for garnish

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Fill a mixing glass halfway with ice. Add the rye whiskey, green Chartreuse and Punt e Mes. Stir vigorously, then strain into chilled cocktail (martini) glass. Garnish with the twist of lemon peel.

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Adapted from a recipe by Michael McIlroy, bartender at Milk & Honey in New York.

Tested by Michael Taylor.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 220

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 0mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates: 8g 3%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 5g

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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