Bijou

from PDT

  • 1 oz. Tanqueray Gin
  • 1 oz. Dolin Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 oz. Green Chartreuse
  • 1 dash House Orange Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a cherry and a lemon twist.

French for "jewel," some believe the colors of the three primary ingredients represent precious stones: gin (diamond), sweet vermouth (ruby), and Green Chartreuse (emerald).— C.F. Lawlor, The Mixicologist, 1895