|1 1⁄2 fl oz||Rutte Dry Gin|
|1⁄2 fl oz||Green Chartreuse liqueur|
|1⁄2 fl oz||Martini Rosso vermouth|
|2 dash||Orange bitters|
|1⁄2 fl oz||Chilled water (omit if using wet ice)|
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Serious and packed with bold flavours. Fellow Chartreuse fans will approve.
This vintage cocktail originated from a layered or 'pousse-café' style drink called a Bijou. The original drink was so named after the French word meaning 'jewel' due to its trio of ingredients being coloured after the three most precious jewels: diamond (gin), ruby (sweet vermouth) and emerald (Green Chartreuse).
Shake rather than layer and the colours combine to make this an aptly named amber coloured drink.