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Interesting and dangerously easy to drink, that is how I would describe this cocktail. Bright and refreshing citrus is underlined with complex herbaceous notes. With flavours that would appeal to almost anyone, the gypsy eyes cocktail is an excellent drink to add to your home bar’s repertoire.
This delicious drink is straight out the Death & Co book – of one of my ultimate favourite cocktail books. No details about this particular cocktail are mentioned, other than that it was created by Jessica Gonzalez in 2009.
The secret behind this cocktail’s depth of flavour comes from one ingredient in particular – Green Chartreuse (pictured below, right). This liqueur has a pretty interesting back story. It has been made by Carthusian monks in France since 1737, following a recipe they received from François Annibal d’Estrées in 1605.
There are green and yellow varieties of Chartreuse. The green variety is composed of 130 different herbs and flowers. The recipe list and production of Chartreuse is kept a strict secret that only two monks are permitted to know at a time. The number is two so that if one dies the recipe won’t be lost forever. That’s quite a secret!
how to make the gypsy eyes cocktail
Chartreuse has a pretty intense flavour. In the gypsy eyes cocktail you only swirl a bit of the liqueur around your coupe glass and then dump it out. Make sure you don’t pour much in so that this precious liquid doesn’t go to waste.
Shake the rest of your ingredients (gin, Aperol, lime juice, grapefruit juice, and simple syrup) with ice, then strain into your glass. Happy sipping x
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Bright citrus flavours are underlined with complex herbaceous notes in this delicious cocktail. Gypsy Eyes is a great addition to your home bar repertoire.
1 1/2 oz (45 ml) Beefeater London Dry Gin
1/2 oz (15 ml) Aperol
1/2 oz (15 ml) grapefruit juice
1/2 oz (15 ml) lime juice
1/4 oz (7.5 ml) simple syrup
Swirl a touch of Green Chartreuse around a coupe glass then dump it out.
Shake all the other ingredients with ice (about 20 seconds) and strain into your glass.
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