Champs Elysees Cocktail

By Robert Hess

Chartreuse is featured in a number of wonderful classic cocktails. Like the Last Word, the Champs Elysees Cocktail seems poised to become a must serve at craft cocktail bars around the country.

Recipe

Ingredients

1 1/2 oz cognac

3/4 oz fresh lemon juice

1/2 oz Chartreuse

1/2 oz simple syrup

dash Bitter Truth Old Time Aromatic Bitters

Instructions

Shake with ice.

Strain into a cocktail glass.

Comments
B.Schneider 9 Jan 2012
8:01 pm

Hey there Robert,

Nice episode. We’ve had this on the menu here at Monkey Bar in midtown Manhattan since September when Julie Reiner and I redesigned the cocktail menu. The bar is located underneath the Hotel Elysee, so it’s referential for us as well. Awesome cocktail. Cheers!

B

Robert Hess 9 Jan 2012
8:53 pm

It’s definately a great drink, but not one that I see being made very often. Glad to hear you have it on your menu!

-Robert

George R. Welch 12 Jan 2012
12:43 pm

Robert,

I greatly appreciate your discussion of the quality of the cognac. This reminds me so much of the supposedly really good bars who try to sell their best anejo tequila in their (poorly made) margaritas.  It’s just such an unholy thing to watch.

—George

Seth Langford 10 Feb 2014
10:41 pm

I made one of these tonight for me and my GF. Really enjoyed it, I do agree that it does taste slightly akin to a sidecar;however, the flavor is definitely focused around the herbals from the Chartreuse.

Small Screen Colin 11 Feb 2014
7:55 am

Seth,

Glad you and your girlfriend enjoyed the cocktail!

Thank you for watching!

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