1 1⁄4 oz Blanco tequila (Olmeca Altos)
1⁄2 oz Herbal liqueur, Green Chartreuse
1 1⁄4 oz Sweet vermouth
1 Brandied cherry (as garnish)

Stir, Strain, Serve On The Rocks. . Garnish: Brandied Cherries on a pick


Teague recommends that this drink can also be shaken

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Created by
Sother Teague, Amor Y Amargo, New York, NY.
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authentic recipe

Teague, Sother. "I'm Just Here for the Drinks." (2018). pg. 164 and https://imbibemagazine.com/recipe/bijou-riff-teatro/

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  • Used new ratios. Never had a tequila/vermouth mix; balances nicely with the chartreuse. Will try a reposado next time. (Much prefer to the Bijou.)
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Sother Teague’s cited book does indeed have this as equal parts (1 oz each), while the more recent Imbibe page citing him moves the balance away from Chartreuse which I agree does seem sensible. If I had to guess, perhaps early on he borrowed the ratio from the Bijou (which the book cites as inspiration), and more recently decided to adjust the spec. I’ve curated the recipe to conform to what appears to be the latest version.