Swiss Watch

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Ingredients

Barware

Old-fashioned glass
Measuring jigger
Shaker
Strainer
Fine sieve

Flavour Profile

Gentle
Boozy
Sweet
Sour

Times, Seasons & Occasions

Bartender

Swiss Watch image

Serve in an

Old-fashioned glass

Garnish:

Powdered sugar rim. (Note: Lemon zest can be floated on the drink, halved with the shape of 'V', to show the time 2pm)

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into ice-filled sugar rimmed glass.

1 fl oz G. Miclo Kirsch Vieux Eau de Vie
1 fl oz Suze gentian liqueur
1 fl oz Chartreuse Jaune (Yellow Chartreuse) Liqueur
23 fl oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
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Comment:

As Peter Konkoly, this cocktail’s creator says, it is reminiscent of a Last Word. However, we prefer this tasty drink served on-the-rocks as an aperitif alternative to a Negroni, rather than straight-up as originally specified by Peter.

About:

Created in 2017 by Peter Konkoly at The Arts Club, London, England, who describes this as “An alpine variation of The Last Word cocktail, using ingredients found in the Alps (Chartreuse), Switzerland (Kirschwasser) and nearby. The Last Word is one of my favourite refreshers. I’ve replaced the gin with kirschwasser to give the cherry taste that maraschino gives The Last Word. I’ve swapped Green to Yellow Chartreuse for the colour and lighter herbal taste, and lime for lemon juice, and I used Suze for the sweet bitterness in lieu of maraschino. The powdered sugar rim is to make it sweeter and symbolize the snow of the Swiss mountains.

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