Like other New York-themed (and named) cocktails, the Greenpoint begins with a base of rye whiskey, bolstered by sweet red vermouth and yellow Chartreuse, the elusive liqueur that’s been made for hundreds of years in the French Alps. (Dolin vermouth, shown above, is made near Chartreuse in France.)
The good thing about this cocktail is that you can make it in a New York minute, stirring the ingredients together briskly until well-chilled, then straining it into a cocktail glass. While you might not be in Greenpoint, or Brooklyn, or in the alps of France, this cocktail is enjoyable no matter where you sip it.
The Greenpoint Cocktail
- 2 ounces rye whiskey
- 1/2 ounce yellow Chartreuse
- 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
- 1 dash orange bitters
- 1 dash aromatic bitters, such as Angostura
- orange twist, for garnish
- Pour the rye whiskey, yellow Chartreuse, sweet vermouth, and both bitters into a cocktail mixing glass. Fill the glass two-thirds full of ice and stir briskly until well-chilled, about 15 seconds.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail or coupe glass. Garnish with orange twist.