First ordered in Episode 27 the Supernova packs a punch. It’s a deliciously strong combination of gin, green chartreuse, Campari, and vermouth, and has a beautiful rust-orange color.

The Supernova

Look at that color!

Sweet vermouth is also known as rosso (“red” in Italian) or rouge (“red” in French) vermouth due to its red color. Like its name suggests it brings some sweetness to the drink, preventing it from tasting like pure alcohol.

Green Chartreuse is a beautiful, naturally green liqueur made with over a hundred different botanicals. It’s hard to replicate given its unique flavor, but given its price (often $50-60 a bottle) if you wish to substitute it try a 50/50 mix of elderflower liqueur and absinthe or Jägermeister. It brings some lovely floral and herby notes to this drink and blends wonderfully with the gin.

Campari has a very bitter citrus flavor that is quite similar to grapefruit. It has a beautiful red color and adds a ton of depth to this drink.

Glamour shots

Supernova [serves 1]

1 ounce gin
1 ounce green Chartreuse
1 ounce sweet vermouth (aka ” Rosso” or “Rouge” vermouth)
½ teaspoon Campari
Garnish: Lemon peel

Combine in a shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with lemon peel.

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