Disco Ball – A Chartreuse and Mezcal Shot

Chartreuse and Mezcal Disco Ball Shot

This Chartreuse recipe by Ford Roberts is a surprisingly delicious combination. You’ll definitely want to stir this one well to chill and dilute the shot, otherwise it’ll come off very syrupy with all the Chartreuse. That said, it’s still on the sweeter side. I have heard of it served as a cocktail, but I think you’d need to tweak the ratios to make it more balanced if you plan on sipping it.

I’d advise reserving this one for special occasions or home consumption, as it’s not unusual for a single shot of Chartreuse (not to mention mezcal) to cost upwards of $20 at some cocktail bars.

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10 Iconic Chartreuse Cocktail Recipes

vintage Green Chartreuse advertisement

Chartreuse is a liqueur that has stood the test of time since 1605. That’s far longer than any cocktail fad. In an era of rapid content creation and expedited consumption, it’s worth noting the things that endure. Whether they are liqueurs and spirits or books that required countless hours of the author’s time.

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The Clint Eastwood

The Clint Eastwood Cocktail

This recipe dates back to 2009, when Mike Ryan of The Violet Hour devised this simple, yet delicious formula.  The recipe is very straightforward, in fact, Robert Simonson states in his book, The Old-Fashioned, that bartenders were making a similar version of this as far back as the 1870s.
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The Harrington (The Drink With No Name)

The Harrington The Drink with No Name

The Harrington The Drink with No Name
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The Harrington (The Drink With No Name)

Paul Harrington was one of the early cocktail writing pioneers. This cocktail's strength is that the vodka base allows the Green Chartreuse to shine. For Chartreuse fans, the ratios could be fun to experiment with.
Course: Cocktail
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Harrington



  • Combine ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled.
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with an expressed orange twist.