A Stay at Home Original, the Purple Ginger: Martell Cognac, Chartreuse, lime, Reed’s Ginger Beer

Chartreuse and lime go together, as the Seattle scene and the Last Word testify. But Chartreuse goes with just about anything. Hell, I like the stuff straight, on ice. Not that I drink it that way. No, not at all.

The Purple Ginger: Cognac, Chartreuse, lime, ginger beer

For the Purple Ginger, mix Chartreuse with an aged spirit such as cognac, but you could use bourbon or an aged whiskey or rum. Mix in a little lime, and add some ginger beer. Perfect.

To make a Purple Ginger, mix in a large glass:

  • 1 1/2 oz Martell Cognac
  • 1 oz Chartreuse
  • 3/4 oz lime juice

and top with Reed’s Ginger Beer. Then add a small slice of fresh ginger as garnish.

It’s spicy and refreshing, with the herbal Chartreuse coming through nicely, accented by the ginger beer. Don’t use a crazy spicy ginger beer here, like Blenheim’s, but use something more mild like Goya or Reed’s. That way, it doesn’t overpower the ginger flavors.

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