An unusual Blackthorne, or Sloe Gin drink. Not many people have Chartreuse on hand, but it will certainly add an herbacious, piney note to your drink. The lemon or lime give it a nice sour edge. An unusual combination of ingredients, but quite delicious. Here’s the recipe.
Blackthorn Sour Recipe
Fill Large Bar glas 2/3 full shaved ice
4 dashes lime or lemon juice
1 teaspoonful pineapple syrup
1 dash of green Chartreuese
1 ounce sloe gin
Stir; strain into claret glass, ornament with fruit and serve
Adapted from The ideal bartender by Thomas Bullock, 1917. Yup, that makes it a clasic.