The Puritan first appeared in the 1902 The Cocktail Book a Sideboard Manual for Gentlemen by R.L.Paget. The book was considered the ultimate handbook for a valet looking to make excellent drinks for the Bright Young Things of London.

Made with gin, dry vermouth, yellow chartreuse and bitters, the Puritan is going to be a regular on my cocktail list from now on. The chartreuse lifts the whole drink to create a wonderfully fresh and crisp martini.


Ingredients for a Puritan

50ml gin

15ml dry vermouth

7.5ml yellow chartreuse

dash of bitters


Shake all in the ingredients together and then double-strain into a chilled glass.



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