1 oz Gin
1 oz Herbal liqueur, Green Chartreuse
1 Maraschino cherry (as garnish)
Instructions

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

Notes

This is the original, historic recipe, which many find too sweet today. See Bijou (dry)

History

Name means jewel in French, named after precious stones: diamond (gin), ruby (vermouth), emerald (chartreuse). Originally ingredients were floated. - Wikipedia

Cocktail summary
Posted by Dan on 6/06/2010
Created by
Ezra Star, perhaps. From "Jack's Manual"
Year
1890
Is an
authentic recipe
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  • 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 — ★★
  • Sweet. I use only 3/4 Chartreuse.. — ★★★★
  • I like all the pieces but the whole is sweet, unbalanced, and surprisingly unappealing. — ★★
  • Sweet and earthy. — ★★★
  • 1.5 oz This 2 oz That
  • Added 1/2 lemon, which transformed the drink, balancing the sweet. — ★★★
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