Leopold Meeks

A simple cocktail with Green Chartreuse, built in a manner similar to the Sazerac.
3 oz Gin, Leopold Brothers
2 ds Grapefruit bitters, Fee Brothers Grapefruit
1 12 t Simple syrup
14 oz Green Chartreuse
Chill a Cocktail glass. Combine Leopold Gin, simple syrup and grapefruit bitters in a mixing glass and set aside. Rinse the cocktail glass with Green Chartreuse, leaving a small puddle in the glass. Now, add ice to the tumbler and stir and strain the mixture into the cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist. Smile.
This recipe requires the specifically named ingredients. Adjust the amount of simple syrup and bitters to taste.
A simple cocktail with Green Chartreuse, built in a manner similar to the Sazerac.
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I understand the preference

I understand the preference for some brands, but Leopold Brothers Gin is not distributed everywhere. Could another mainstream gin be used? And could not Bittermen's grapefruit bitters be used?

Hey Dan, The drink is built

Hey Dan,
The drink is built around that specific gin, so I'm afraid it may not with anything else. I'm going to say experiment, though! The key would be to find a gin that has a similar flavor profile that will work with the Green Chartreuse and bitters well. Perhaps another american small batch is out there that will work. American gins tend to have citrus notes that english ones don't. The citrus components of the gin are what make it work here (orange and pummelo zest). As far as bitters go, the Fee bros are what I had in mind & used, but experimentation will tell if Bittermans works well too.
It just doesn't work with london dry gin, plymouth or old tom gin, though. Do let me know what you find. I'll see if I can come up with an alternate too.

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Maybe Bluecoat (out of

Maybe Bluecoat (out of Philly) would work - it's citrus + earthy/juniper