Indiana Boozey Slings, The Bijou Cocktail

The Bijou cocktail was invented in the 1890s by famed bartender Harry Johnson, and named for the French word bijou, meaning “jewel.” This cocktail signifies the colors of three jewels: gin for diamond, vermouth for ruby and chartreuse for emerald. Prior to Prohibition, Indiana housed some of the top dis-tilleries in the country, including one that remained post Prohibition, Seagram in Lawrenceburg. Cardinal American Gin is a product of an Indiana Distillery located in Bloomington and they have brought back high-quality spirits to the State. The organic botanicals in the American Gin distilled from white grape, pink and white grapefruit zest, navel orange zest, crushed juniper berry, cardamom seeds and lavender flowers, makes this gin the perfect ingredient for this one-of-a-kind cocktail. Here's Bluebeard's own Scott Lowe and his take on this cocktail.
Photography By Mary McClung | March 27, 2016


Pour gin, vermouth and chartreuse over ice in a beaker. Add dash of orange bitters. Give it a brisk stir for 10 seconds.

Strain into a coupe glass (or other shallow glass). Garnish with orange peel. 

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