Cloister Cocktail

Strength
7
Potent
Adventure
8
Brave
Sweetness
2
Bone Dry

Cloister Cocktail recipe

1½ oz. gin
½ oz. Yellow Chartreuse
½ oz. fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
¼ oz. fresh lemon juice
2 tsp. rich simple syrup

Shake ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Adapted from The PDT Cocktail Book.

Gin recommendations

The Cloister Cocktail is reminiscent of an Alaska Cocktail— with a lot more citrus and a touch more sweetness. It works well with a wide range of gins, though I slightly prefer classic and juniepr forward here. Try Alfred the Great Gin, Highclere Castle Gin or Sipsmith VJOP.

History of the Cloister Cocktail

While the ingredients suggest an earlier origin, the Cloister Cocktail dates back to the 1970’s Playboy Bartender’s Guide.

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