Will O' The Wisp

Continuing my earlier work in the realm of mixology, I would like to present my second cocktail invention. The invention of this cocktail is the result of playing around with gin, Chartreuse, St. Germain, and various other liqueurs in an attempt to make something tasty. This cocktail earns its name, Will O' The Wisp, from its faint, ghostly, green color.


  • 3/4 oz Green Chartreuse

  • 3/4 oz St. Germain

  • 3/4 oz White Vermouth

  • 1 dash Lavender Bitters

  • 3 oz Dry Gin

  • 1/4 oz Herbsaint or Absinth


  1. Pour the Chartreuse, St. Germain, Vermouth, Bitters, and Gin into a cocktail shaker

  2. Pour the Herbsaint/Absinth into a chilled cocktail glass

  3. Swirl the cocktail glass, coating the sides, and pouring off any excess Herbsaint/Absinth

  4. Add ice to the cocktail shaker and shake

  5. Pour shaken cocktail into the prepared glass


The Herbsaint/Absinth can be skipped, though I don't recommend it. The Lavender Bitters are also optional but very highly recommended. I would recommend stirring this cocktail (instead of shaking) as the resulting beverage has a very different appearance.