Bywater

Description
Añejo rum, Amaro, Falernum, Herbal liqueur
Instructions
Stir and strain
Cocktail summary
Yield
Drink
Created byChris Hannah, Arnaud's French 75 Bar, NOLA
AuthenticityAuthentic recipe
Referencehttp://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/bywater-cocktail-cocktails-2009
Posted byKern9811 on 03/23/2011

Comments

This works really well with a liqueur made from bay leaves or seeds in place of the Charteuse, if you can find (or make) one.
Green Chartreuse may be too strong - try yellow?

christina in tacoma's picture

.25 oz lime made this more to my taste. I didn't have the suggested rum, used Rhum Barbancourt 8 yr.

I agree. I tried it as written. Blech. Too harsh. I added the 1/4 oz lime. Mmmmh marvelous. And it was so little citrus it just elevated it while still leaving it to feel like a spirits driven drink.

mahastew's picture

Lime would definitely help; it needs acid and tartness. All I can really taste is the Chartreuse; the Averna is basically buried. I give it 4/5 mainly because I love Chartreuse to death.

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