1 1⁄2 oz Gin, Broker's
3⁄4 oz Herbal liqueur, Yellow Chartreuse
3⁄4 oz Pear liqueur, Rothman & Winter Orchard Pear
1⁄2 oz Lemon juice
1 twst Lemon peel (as garnish)
Instructions

Shake, strain, straight up, cocktail glass, garnish.

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Posted by Ted K on 1/09/2012
Created by
Ted Kilgore, Taste, St. Louis, MO
Year
2009
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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.