Cocktail of the Week: Fizz the Lyon

26 Apr

My love for Green Chartreuse is no secret here.  I found this recipe in Bon Apetit and thought it sounded interesting and tasty, and lo and behold, it was both of those things.  I made it for a friend who tends to drink PBR and vodka sodas and generally regards my love for cocktails as a little trifling, but even she enjoyed this one.  It definitely requires a few ingredients for which you’ll have to pony up a few bills, but it’s a great fancy fizzy special occasion drink that isn’t champagne.

Fizz the Lyon

This Cognac-based fizzy cocktail gives a nod to one of bartender Vincenzo Marianella’s favorite chefs: Lyon native Daniel Boulud. (makes 2)

1/2 cup Cognac (I used Courvoisier.  I learned from the Ladies Man.)
3 tbsp St Germain
3 tbsp egg whites
1 tbsp green Chartreuse
2 dashes orange bitters
Ice cubes
1/2 cup chilled ginger beer

Combine first 5 ingredients in cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice cubes. Cover; shake vigorously Strain cocktail into 2 glasses and top each with 1/4 cup ginger beer.

For more recipes like this one,  check out the Domesticity page.

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