1 1⁄2 oz Reposado Tequila
3⁄4 oz Aromatized wine, Cocchi Americano
1⁄4 oz Herbal liqueur, Green Chartreuse
1 twst Grapefruit peel (as garnish)
Instructions

Stir, strain, up with a grapefruit twist.

Notes

I increased the Green Chartreuse to 1/4 oz -- Stewart calls for a dash. Stewart's version calls for Lillet Blanc, but the Cocchi Americano provides more balance. Your mileage may vary.

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Posted by Peyton on 3/07/2014
Created by
Amy Stewart
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altered recipe
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The Drunken Botanist

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  • Made with China-China and Yellow Chartreuse. — ★★★★
  • Pretty nice. Generous with the twist, which adds needed freshness. — ★★★★
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Comments

"The French Intervention" is a misnomer as only 1/4 oz of this wonderful libation comes from France, namely the Green Chartreuse. But no matter, because the contributions from Mexico and Italy, in combination with France's contribution create a marvelously tasty drink that goes down easily... perhaps too easily.

For this drink, I used 1800 reposado tequila, maybe not top shelf, but a stalwart tequila, nevertheless. There is no way to adequately describe this drink other than to say it's light in taste, slightly sweet, very smooth, delicious to a fault, and so lowdown you won't be able to stop with just one. Your heart and soul won't let you! I rate this wondrous drink at 5.0--something I rarely do. But this drink deserves it! Stir, strain, and enjoy. But drink responsibly!


"The French Intervention" is a misnomer as only 1/4 oz of this libation comes from France

...and the Lillet Blanc that was in the published recipe. The title refers to Napoleon III's invasion of Mexico, hence the remaining single ingredient.