Friday, April 15, 2016

Champs Elysees

The Champs Elysees is the main street through Paris between the Place de la Concorde and Place Charles de Gaulle where the Arc de Triomphe stands. Every July 14, a military parade marches down the street in memory of Bastille Day. The name evokes Elysian Fields, the mythological resting place souls of soldiers who fell in battle. The street is also a great shopping and restaurant strip, and a hot spot for tourists.

Chartreuse makes this cognac drink more herbal: lots of basil, citrus, berries, 130 secret flavors that Chartreuse lends to a cocktail. The recipe calls for the milder yellow Chartreuse, but I don't have it and I think it doesn't matter since this drink is served up and should be savored with those aromas under the nose.
  • 2 oz. cognac (Courvoisier VS used)
  • 1/2 oz. yellow Chartreuse (green used)
  • 1/2 oz. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • dash Angostura bitters
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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