101 Best New Cocktails, 2012: Eavesdropper by Houston Eaves, East Side Showroom, FINO, Austin, TX.
Adapted from a recipe by Houston Eaves, East Side Showroom, FINO, Austin, TX.
“This drink has a great balance of sweet and savory, and has proven to be popular with the spice-loving population of Austin, Texas.” Houston Eaves.
15 ml (.5 oz) green Chartreuse
15 ml (.5 oz) honey syrup (3:1)
15 ml (.5 oz) fresh lemon juice
2 thin slices fresh jalapeño (reserve 1 slice as garnish)
Hard-shake over ice and double-strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass. Float the second jalapeño as garnish.
gaz sez: Here’s a weird one for you. It’s a little confusing in the mouth since you’re never quite sure whether to pay attention to the Chartreuse or the jalapeño. Nevertheless, I found myself going back for more and more sips of the Eavesdropper. It’s a keeper, I think.
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