No, this drink is not named for the Mountain Agency, one of our partners with 3st of the month... Though we expect there's probably a few drinks named after that crew around town.
Before we go any further, we want to to do something. Imagine that cloyingly-sweet lip-puckering Whiskey Sour from your college days. Picture it? Okay, now dump it, because when made from scratch with the right proportions, a good Whiskey Sour is an excellent go-to cocktail. And by adding just a touch of the vegetal flavors of Chartreuse, this Whiskey Sour takes on a new level of complexity.
cocktail mixing glass
2 oz TINCUP Whiskey
1 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice (don't you dare use the crap from a little plastic bottle)
.75 oz Eli Mason Gomme Syrup
1 dash lemon bitters
teaspoon of Chartreuse (or Absinthe)
strip of lemon zest for garnish
Start by chilling down your cocktail glass with ice and water. Set it aside and add about 5 cubes to your cocktail mixing glass. Add whiskey, lemon juice, gomme syrup and bitters to mixing glass and stir for 15 seconds or so to chill. Discard ice and water from your cocktail glass and add just a bit of Chartreuse. Swirl to coat the inside of the glass and discard any remaining. Strain cocktail into the prepared glass and garnish with lemon zest.