Diamondback Cocktail

Boozy and stirred—perhaps my favorite cocktail style.
Boozy, stirred, and simple—definitely my favorite cocktail style.

Enter the Diamondback cocktail. Depending on this exact spirits used, this potent combo of rye, applejack, and Yellow Chartreuse can clock in at nearly 40% ABV in a 3-ounce gulp. (Free Cocktail ABV Calculator) It’s a great cocktail to serve over a large cube in a heavy rocks glass like these Riedel rocks glasses I picked up a few weeks ago!

PS – This was literally a quick cocktail and a pocket dump of my everyday carry. The knife has been my go-to for nearly 10 years, and it’s the classic Benchmade 940 Osborne. The Old Fashioned Coin is my own!


Diamond Back cocktail
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4.50 from 4 votes


Course: Cocktail
Keyword: applejack, rye, Yellow Chartreuse
Servings: 1


  • oz. rye whiskey
  • ¾ oz. applejack
  • ½ oz. Yellow Chartreuse


  • Combine ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled.
  • Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass.

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