Blackthorn Sour

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.