Friday, the UT campus was evacuated due to a bomb threat. No bombs were found (thank goodness) but the day was sort of shot work-wise for Everett. So, we decided to take in a movie at Violet Crown Cinema - a good idea for a Friday afternoon. We had a cocktail in the lounge before our movie started. Everett had his standby, the Sazerac, though it was made with Herbsaint rather than true absinthe, and I had the special, The Green Door. It was delicious, and I inquired as to the ingredients. After the film was over, we went to Specs, and I purchased Velvet Falernum to be able to make the drink.
I feel I was quite successful in recreating this drink. I did not know exact measurements, but gave it a whirl (or a shake), and the result is similar to the drink I had as well as pleasing.
The Green Door
juice of 1/2 lime
2 oz bourbon (I used Bulleit, but MM or Woodford would be good too)
1 oz Velvet Falernum
1/2 oz Green Chartreuse
Shake juice, bourbon and falernum with ice in shaker. Strain into glass. Float Chartreuse on top. Serve on the rocks. Enjoy!