Chartreuse is like spring in a bottle -- the yellow-green spirit is said to be made from more than 130 plants -- making it a fitting choice for this month's zodiac cocktail. Melon adds sweetness to Chartreuse's complex herbal notes in this vibrant sip. $45, available at most liquor stores
Martha Stewart Living, April 2010
- 1 one-inch cube honeydew melon, plus 1 melon ball for garnish
- Ice cubes
- 1 1/2 ounces herbal liqueur, preferably Chartreuse Green
- 1 1/2 ounces gin
- 3 to 4 ounces seltzer
- Muddle melon in a glass; strain juice into an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Add Chartreuse and gin. Shake well. Strain into a tall ice-filled glass. Top with seltzer. Garnish with melon ball.
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