Liquid Swords Cocktail Recipe

Pete Capella
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Christopher James, this week’s bartender featured in What Does Your Bartender Drink?” has been great enough to share some of his cutting edge cocktails with us at The Savory. The first one is fitting for the month of October, as the Mexican holiday of Dia de los Muertos is creeping upon us quickly. This green piece of liquid art is perfect to celebrate your Day of the Dead (or just any day at your home bar). Care of Christopher James of NJ’s Ryland Inn, The Savory presents Liquid Swords.


photo by Christopher James

Liquid Swords

2 oz Excellia Blanco

.5 oz Green Chartreuse

.75 oz Honey Syrup (2:1 ratio)

.75 Fresh Lime Juice

1 Dash of Bitter Truth Chocolate Bitters

3 Sprigs of Chocolate Mint

Lime Wheel for Garnish

Muddle 8-10 leaves of chocolate mint in a mixing glass with the honey, lime juice, bitters and Green Chartreuse. Add tequila and shake vigorously with ice until well-chilled. Double strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a lime wheel and chocolate mint sprig.

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