Xanthia

Difford's Guide
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Ingredients

Barware

Flavour Profile

Gentle
Boozy
Sweet
Sour

Nutrition

There are approximately 186 calories in one serving of Xanthia.

Times, Seasons & Occasions

Bartender

Xanthia image

Serve in a

Nick & Nora glass

Photographed in an

UB Nick and Nora Gold 6oz

Garnish:

Luxardo maraschino cherry

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

2/3 fl oz Rutte Dry Gin
2/3 fl oz Cherry Heering Liqueur
2/3 fl oz Yellow Chartreuse liqueur
2 dash Bob's Abbotts Bitters
1/4 fl oz Chilled water (omit if using wet ice)
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Review:

A couple of dashes of bitters adds balance and complexity to this herbal gin-laced cherry flavoured after-dinner cocktail.

Variant:

We have Jason Clapham, a regular contributor this this site, to thank for this drier version: 2 gin, 1 cherry brandy, 2 bar spoons Green Chartreuse, with a lemon zest twist.

History:

Adapted from Harry Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book which calls for equal parts gin, cherry brandy and Yellow Chartreuse, stipulating to "Shake well and strain into cocktail glass."

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