1 oz Amaro Sibilla
1 oz Herbal liqueur, Yellow Chartreuse

Shake, fine strain, straight up, cocktail glass


Lemon juice or honey syrup (2:1) can be adjusted down to vary tartness/sweetness to your taste. Each variation has its own attraction.


A bit of a riff on an Industry Sour, but with honey accents tying things together

Cocktail summary
Picture of Beekeeper's Apprentice
Created by
Scott Stoeffler and Jill Krieg, Downers Grove, IL
Is the
author's original creation
5 stars
5 stars
(13 ratings)
Cocktail Book
Log in or sign up to start building your Cocktail Book.
From other users
  • Sara: "It's a 5 for me" — ★★★★★
  • My first foray into Amaro Sibilla and wow does it deliver. Very well balanced earthiness and complexity along with the bright, juicy lemon/honey — ★★★★★
  • Try
  • Spectacular. I like it with 1/2 oz honey and 1/2 oz lemon juice. — ★★★★★
  • Fantastic. Bracing, bitter (as you'd expect) and herbal. Honey comes through and echo's the Sibilia. Not for the timid. — ★★★★★
Similar cocktails
  • Barlone Try — Suze, Herbal liqueur, Lime juice
  • Revivalist — Bénédictine, Amaro, Bitters, Lemon juice, Egg white
  • Pangolindo's Special — Herbal liqueur, Cassis, Ramazzotti, Chocolate bitters, Lime juice
  • Ultimatum — Zwack Unicum, Herbal liqueur, Maraschino Liqueur, Lime juice
  • Growing Envy — Cynar, Herbal liqueur, Lime juice, Simple syrup, Cucumber, Green bell pepper
  • Naked and Famous — Mezcal, Herbal liqueur, Aperol, Lime juice
  • Jägerita — Jägermeister, Triple sec, Lime juice, Rich simple syrup 2:1
  • The Deaf — Herbal liqueur, Cynar, Lime juice, Rich simple syrup 2:1
  • Death Is Not The End — Herbal liqueur, Fernet Branca, Lime juice, Pineapple syrup, Salt
  • Rudy Ray — Bourbon, Bénédictine, Amaro, Lemon juice

Any thoughts on making this with green Chartreuse? I haven't splurged for a bottle of yellow yet but I'm always looking for things to do with Sibilla.

Yes, it is....one of our favorite post-Doyle Holmes stories

We haven't tried the Sibilla with green yet, but I don't think it would be a wasted effort!  We thought the yellow would pair better with the honey tones, and it does seem to play nicely with that amaro.

Dan commented on 2/28/2015:

I'm sure Ms. King will be pleased. She inquired on twitter. This recipe tipped me over the edge to buy another bottle of yellow. I have Sterga and Galliano, but I wanted to try it as written.Green might walk over the more subtle aspects of the Sibilia, but I'm game to try it. Really great cocktail. This might be best on the rocks, though. It's a thoughtful drink, and as you linger, the additional dilution will let it evolve a bit. I don't think there's much risk of becoming watery.

Thanks, Dan! Do let us know what you think about it on the rocks.  We tend to favor drinks like this straight up, but it's definitely a slow sipper that way, so a gradual dilution might be interesting as well.  Couldn't find anything on Laurie King's twitter...can you point us to what you saw?

Subbed Barenjager for the honey syrup, and Montenegro for the Sibilla. Very tasty! Calling it a Beekeeper's Folly.