19th Century

1 12 oz Gin, Broker's
34 oz Yellow Chartreuse
34 oz Pear liqueur, Rothman & Winter Orchard Pear
14 oz White Crème de Cacao, Marie Brizard
12 oz Lemon juice
1 twst Lemon peel (as garnish)
Shake, strain, straight up, cocktail glass, garnish.
From other users
  • Untested and a little skeptical
  • Pear liqueur
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applejack's picture

Whoever said they were

Whoever said they were skeptical had a right to be (somewhat).  On paper this looks like a sweet bomb, but after making it to spec, it wasn't quite as sweet as I thought it would be (but still too sweet for my palate and most others I'd reckon).  The honeyed herbal notes of the yellow 'treuse really punch through, maybe a bit too much to keep the drink in balance for some, but there is something interesting in the ingredient combination.  I tried a few different ratio combinations and couldn't quite just dial down the sweetness without changing the character of the drink.  I ended up settling on increasing the gin to 1.75 oz and shaking the drink with a lemon peel to strip some of the lemon oil off and reduce the sweetness. That seemed to keep the basic character of the drink but dialed back the sweetness and herbal notes a bit.