Lumiere cocktail in a martini glass

Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime twist.

We came across this drink when we discovered the delights of Green Chartreuse as a cocktail ingredient. We found the recipe online at Make Me A Cocktail though we've adjusted it a little to our taste. Apparently it was developed by Nitehawk Cinema's Beverage Director Jen Marshall.

Chartreuse imparts a wonderful herbal note to a cocktail and it comes through strongly in the Lumière. The recipe is similar to the Prohibition-era cocktail the Last Word. In this recipe the elderflower liqueur replaces the maraschino liqueur of the Last Word and we definitely think that's an improvement placing it firmly on our top shelf.