Fletcher Christian

34 oz Oude genever, Boomsma
34 oz Elderflower liqueur, St. Germain
3 dr Elixir Vegetal de la Grande Chartreuse (or sub green)
34 oz Lemon juice
1 oz Bitters, Bitter Truth Celery
Shake with ice and strain into a martini glass.
Substitute Ransom Old Tom Gin if there's not an oaked genever in your market, but don't use any bitters other than the Bitter Truth--it's far more floral and less vegetal than other celery bitters.
From other users
  • think there's a typo, 3 drops chartreuse and 1 oz bitters? really??
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Nice drink but subbed St

Nice drink but subbed St George's aged Dry Rye gin, 3/4 oz chartreuse and 1 dash bitters. Only had Fee Bros, fully agree a more floral bitters would be preferable. 

Zachary Pearson's picture

In response to a curation

In response to a curation request about the volume of Chartreuse and bitters, I did some looking. The Bitter Truth link is dead, so I removed it. Googling Fletcher Christian cocktail returns two hits - KC and a Wordpress blog whose cache shows a drink called the Oude Fletcher which is similar, but has 1/2 ounce of BT Celery bitters. Without confirmation that the drink as written is wrong, I'm going to leave this alone. Thanks,  Zachary