Bijou Cocktail

Added by: JakJericho
Added on: Feb 17 2013

Bijou Cocktail

Ingredients needed to make a Bijou Cocktail

1 1/2 oz New Amsterdam Gin
1 1/2 oz Noilly Prat Sweet Vermouth
1 1/2 oz Green Chartreuse
Orange Bitters
Ice

Bijou Cocktail Cocktail Recipe Directions

In a shaker, add a small amount of ice. Pour in gin, vermouth, and Chartreuse. Top with two dashes of orange bitters. Shake briefly and strain into a cocktail glass. No garnish.

JakJericho's Notes

This is a simple drink to make, but has a very complex flavor.

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ForrestFrazier said:

It seems like 1/3 chartreuse would be overpowering, was it?

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Bartender said:

This drink dates back to the 1890's, first created by Harry Johnson. The three main ingredients are said to represent diamonds, rubies, and emeralds respectively. Very apropos because Bijou is French for "jewel". Fantastic upload.