Chartreuse Smash

Serving Size: 1

This herbal cooler is a study in harmony.


  • 1 fresh sage leaf
  • 0.5 lime cut into wedges
  • 2 Tbsp honey simple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp Chartreuse liqueur
  • 2 Tbsp London dry gin
  • sage leaves
  • lime wheel

Using a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon, mash 1 fresh sage leaf, 1/2 lime cut into wedges, and 2 Tbsp. honey simple syrup (see below for recipe) in a 16-oz. mixing glass or a cocktail shaker 4–5 times just to release juices and oils (don't mash the ingredients to bits). Stir in 2 Tbsp. Chartreuse liqueur and 2 Tbsp. London dry gin. Transfer to an Old Fashioned glass. Fill halfway with crushed ice, stir, then mound more crushed ice on top. Garnish with sage leaves and a lime wheel.


Honey Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup water
  1. Combine 1 cup honey and 1 cup water in a saucepan and bring to a simmer; stir until sugar dissolves.
  2. DO AHEAD:Can be made up to six months ahead. Store in the refrigerator.

Recipe courtesy of: Damon Boelte
Image credit:  Zach DeSart

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