Beekeeper's Apprentice

Lovely complexity accented with honey
1 oz Amaro Sibilla
1 oz Yellow Chartreuse
1 oz Lemon juice
1 oz Honey syrup
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
From other users
  • Fantastic. Bracing, bitter (as you'd expect) and herbal. Honey comes through and echo's the Sibilia. Not for the timid. — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Incredible. A hurricane of flavor that moves from herbal to sweet to bitter and sour. — ☆☆☆☆☆
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  • Spectacular. I like it with 1/2 oz honey and 1/2 oz lemon juice. — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • My first foray into Amaro Sibilla and wow does it deliver. Very well balanced earthiness and complexity along with the bright, juicy lemon/honey — ☆☆☆☆☆
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We haven't tried the Sibilla

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.

I'm sure Ms. King will be

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

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?