Chartreuse & Tonic – Recipe

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Chartreuse & Tonic

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Course: DrinksCuisine: American






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Learn how to make the Chartreuse And Tonic.


  • 2 oz 2 Green Chartreuse

  • 6 oz 6 Tonic Water


  • Technique: Build In Glass
  • Combine all ingredients except for the tonic water in a glass.
  • Fill the glass with ice.
  • Stir to combine and chill the ingredients.
  • Gently add the tonic water and give the drink a couple of last stirs to mix it fully.

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What Does The Chartreuse And Tonic Taste Like?

The Chartreuse and Tonic is excellent, and the strong sweet herbal flavors of the chartreuse blend perfectly with the slightly bitter citrus flavors of the tonic. This is a top-tier Chartreuse cocktail, in my opinion.

I don’t know where this cocktail came from or the earliest record. I feel it is a recently invented cocktail since It doesn’t seem to have a history. The first time I heard about this was from a manga I read a while back called “Bartender.” In chapter 26, one of the characters makes a Chartreuse and tonic, which was the first I had ever heard of this drink. If you google it today, you may find around ten posts about it, which isn’t many, but it shows that it is somewhat known. I’m at a dead end with this one, and that manga is the oldest (and only) printed reference to it I know of. If you know anything about the history of this cocktail, please send me an email, and I will look into it, and as I gather more information, I will update this. As a side note, the Bartender manga is excellent and fun to read. The anime sucked and removed everything that made the manga good, so avoid watching it, but it’s a fun read.

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