by Jordan Catapano

Chartreuse and Tonic

The holiday season is synonymous with sweets. The barrage of chocolate and candy starts in October and continues through Christmas (some will argue through Valentine’s Day). To momentarily take a break from the richness of chocolate martinis and the creaminess of grasshoppers, pour yourself a Chartreuse and tonic.

Chartreuse is a wonderfully refreshing French liqueur comprised of 130 herbs. The secret recipe dates back to the 1600s, which should be the first clue that it’s a brand worth trying. Although Chartreuse is used in dozens of recipes, you can start off with making this simple happy hour cocktail or aperitif.

Chartreuse & Tonic
2 ounces Chartreuse
2 ounces Tonic
1 squeeze of a lime wedge