1 oz Gin
1 oz Sweet vermouth
1 oz Green Chartreuse
1 ds Orange bitters
1   Maraschino cherry (as garnish)
Stir, strain, straight up, cocktail glass, garnish.
This is the original, historic recipe, which many find too sweet today. See Bijou (dry)
Name means jewel in French, named after precious stones: diamond (gin), ruby (vermouth), emerald (chartreuse). Originally ingredients were floated. - Wikipedia
From other users
  • Added 1/2 lemon, which transformed the drink, balancing the sweet. — ☆☆☆
  • Sweet and earthy. — ☆☆☆
  • 1.5 oz This 2 oz That
  • I like all the pieces but the whole is sweet, unbalanced, and surprisingly unappealing. — ☆☆
  • Sweet. I use only 3/4 Chartreuse.. — ☆☆☆☆
  • D&C calls it a Tailspin and uses 1.5 oz gin and rinses glass with campari. Too strong for me, also a bit too sweet — ☆☆
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