I’ve been making a lot of cocktails out of Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails of late, but my library runs much deeper. So, in an effort to break out of my routine a bit I perused Anvil’s drink list this morning for inspiration and made a quick list of a few I haven’t tried. If you haven’t taken a careful read of Anvil’s drink list you definitely should. It’s a who’s who (pardon the bad euphemism) of classic cocktails. In fact, most of the drinks I’ve featured here are on that list. So, it’s a good bet that if a drink is on the list, it’s good. Now for less rambling and more drinking.
From the short list of cocktails I picked the Champs Elysées to mix up. Interestingly the recipes I found for this drink are all over the board in terms of ratios. Should be very interesting sampling them all. To get us rolling I’m going to start with Robert Hess’ recipe from The Essential Bartender’s Guide.
Champs Elysées (Essential Bartender's Guide)
1 oz Brandy 1/4 oz Green Chartreuse 1 oz Lemon Juice 1 Dash Angostura Bitters
1) Combine in a shaker with ice 2) Shake and strain into chilled cocktail glass