Introducing The Muddled Mission from the amazing Death and Company book. Because why wouldn't you want to drink a bright pink cocktail? It's my go to drink at the moment. Pretty to look at and even prettier on the tongue. What makes it even more impressive is how the intense Yellow Chartreuse and St Germain balance each other out so well. The first sophisticated liquor I ever bought was the St Germain last year. I was hoping it would taste amazing, and my heart sunk when I opened it and took a sip. It was way too syrup-y and overpowering on it's own. In every cocktail I made during that time, it became a bully and completely wiped out any other flavors, not to mention making everything into a sugar bomb. Over the months, it slowly moved toward the back of the bar because I was too afraid to touch it.
But then Yellow Chartreuse came along. This liquor made by monks in France is herbal with hints of honey. I tried giving a shot at the Muddled Mission because it was simple and I had all of the ingredients. And to my surprise, everything blended so well together and the elderflower notes came out beautifully. And I love it. And so will you.
The Muddled Mission Cocktail
1.5 oz gin
1/4 oz Yellow Chartreuse
1 oz St Germain
3/4 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
In a shaker, muddle the strawberry and raspberries. Add the rest of the ingredients and ice and shake. Pour into a coupe and serve with a lemon peel.