Yellow Cactus Flower

Difford's Guide

Ingredients

Barware

Nick & Nora glass
Measuring jigger
Shaker
Strainer

Flavour Profile

Gentle
Boozy
Sweet
Sour

Nutrition

There are approximately 188 calories in one serving of Yellow Cactus Flower.

Times, Seasons & Occasions

Bartender

Yellow Cactus Flower image

Serve in a

Nick & Nora glass

Garnish:

Pineapple wedge

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

1 fl oz Suze gentian liqueur
34 fl oz Del Maguey VIDA mezcal
34 fl oz Chartreuse Jaune (Yellow Chartreuse) Liqueur
34 fl oz Freshly squeezed lime juice
12 fl oz Fresh pressed pineapple juice
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Comment:

Jordan Smith, describes his creation as "bright, herbaceous, subtly smoky, and refreshingly bittersweet. The pineapple adds texture and a slight sweetness to balance the tartness of the lime and bitterness of the Suze [Jordan's gentian liqueur of choice], while the herbaceousness of the Suze is amplified by the Yellow Chartreuse." We concur! "Bright, herbaceous, subtly smoky, and refreshingly bittersweet" perfectly sums up this challenging aperitif cocktail.

Jordan's original spec calls for pineapple purée rather than juice. This adds mouthfeel and sweetness – consider muddling a couple of pineapple wedges in base of shaker with a dash of sugar syrup as an alternative.

About:

Named after the 1929 Georgia O'Keefe painting due to both the shades of yellow, white and green, and for the inclusion of a southwestern ingredient - mezcal.

Adapted from a recipe created in 2017 by Jordan Smith, Head Bartender at Le Coucou French restaurant in SoHo, New York City, USA.

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