1 oz Aquavit
1 oz Applejack
3⁄4 oz Sweet vermouth
1⁄4 oz Herbal liqueur, Yellow Chartreuse
1 twst Lemon peel (as garnish)

Stir, strain, coupe. Lemon twist garnish


I made this and thought it wasn't bad, but preferred it with .5 oz chartreuse, .25 oz lemon juice, and more bitters. I used Krogstad Aquavit and Carpano Antica, and didn't have any Applejack, so subbed Calvados for now.

Cocktail summary
Created by
Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Clyde Common, Portland OR
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  • Made with Laird's 100 proof apple brandy and green chartreuse. I would make it again, but I didn't find it to be particularly harmonious.
  • Lovely amber color. Flavor blend is kind of interesting but not spectacular.
  • Delicious. A martinez cousin.
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There's another drink in the database called Dark House that's attributed to Ken Arbuckle and has the exact ingredients and ratios. I'd love to know who actually came up with the drink and what the true name is.


Crazy - Morgenthaler's drink (from the citation) was sometime before June 1,2009. If the Kenny that posted the Dark House is Ken Arbuckle, maybe he'll see this and clarify things.