Booze, light up my life

Looking forward to purgatory

Doesn't this drink sound crazy? I need to get some Rittenhouse Rye just to try it out. The recipe comes from Gary Regan's cocktail column in the SF Chronicle.


Makes 1 drink

Adapted from a recipe by Ted Kilgore, bartender and bar manager at Monarch Restaurant, Maplewood, Mo.

  • 21/2 ounces Rittenhouse 100-proof straight rye whiskey
  • 3/4 ounce Benedictine
  • 3/4 ounce Green Chartreuse
  • 1 lemon wedge or twist, for garnish

Instructions: Fill a mixing glass two-thirds full of ice and add the whiskey, Benedictine and Chartreuse. Stir for approximately 30 seconds, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, add garnish.

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This looks great! I wish I was done working already, as I love all the ingredients.

Rittenhouse bonded is $20/750ml @ BevMo and has become a mandatory resident of my liquor cabinet (I was disappointed with the standard Rittenhouse, though). You do, indeed, need to get some.

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