Recipe courtesy of Gabriel Orta

The Bijou

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"Bijou" means "jewel" in French—quite fitting, because this gem of a drink lives up to its name. It's a favorite of The Broken Shaker’s mixologist Gabriel Orta, because it’s crisp and herbaceous, with equal parts gin and green Chartreuse. Gabe has a special technique for stirring the cocktail, so the Bijou is as fun to make as it is to drink.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 serving
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  1. Measure and add equal parts gin, green Chartreuse, and sweet vermouth to a cocktail pitcher; then add the orange bitters. Fill the pitcher with ice cubes. Place the cocktail spoon down the side of the pitcher; then run the spoon around the edge of the pitcher quickly but gently to stir, about 30 seconds.
  2. Meanwhile, fill a stemmed glass with ice cubes and water to chill it for about 10-15 seconds; discard the ice and water. Place a julep strainer over the pitcher and strain cocktail into the chilled glass. Garnish: Peel a twist from an orange; squeeze over the cocktail to release the oils, then rub the peel around the rim of the glass. (Discard orange peel.) Serve immediately.

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