Champs-Elysees Cocktail

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Serve in a

Coupe glass

Photographed in a

Waterford Mixology Coupe Clear

Garnish:

Lemon zest twist

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

1 1/2 fl oz Cognac (brandy)
1/3 fl oz Green Chartreuse (or alternative herbal liqueur)
2/3 fl oz Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1/2 fl oz Sugar syrup 'rich' (2 sugar to 1 water, 65.0°Brix)
1 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
1/3 fl oz Chilled water (omit if using wet ice)
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Review:

A great after-dinner drink for lovers of cognac and Chartreuse.

Variant:

Sidecar; Marigny

History:

A riff on the Sidecar, The Champs-Élysées is named after the touristy Parisian avenue. The first known recipe for this cocktail appears in Nina Toye and Arthur H. Adair's 1925 Drinks-Long and Short.

CHAMPS ELYSÉES
Three glasses of brandy, one glass of Chartreuse and one and a half glasses of sweetened lemon juice, put in the shaker with a dash of Angostura Bitters.

Nina Toye and Arthur H. Adair, 1925

Alcohol content:

  • 1.2 standard drinks
  • 17.33% alc./vol. (34.66° proof)
  • 17.4 grams of pure alcohol
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