The Cloister originated in 1971 where it was first featured in the Playboy Bartender’s Guide. Gin is combined with Yellow Chartreuse, a honeyed herbal liqueur, and a flavorful combination of citrus. Jim Meehan adapted the recipe and included it in his PDT Cocktail Book in 2011.
Its monastic name is a nod to its inclusion of Yellow Chartreuse, the complex herbal liqueur produced by the Carthusian monks of southeastern France.
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1 ½ oz. Gin
½ oz. Yellow Chartreuse
½ oz. White grapefruit juice
¼ oz. Lemon juice
¼ oz. Simple syrup
In your Hybrid Cocktail Shaker, combine all ingredients and shake with ice for 10-12 seconds.
Double strain into a stemmed cocktail glass.
Garnish with a twist of grapefruit.