- 1.0 oz. Rye
- 1.0 oz. Cynar
- 1.0 oz. Green Chartreuse
- 0.5 oz. lemon juice
- 10 dashes Peychaud’s
- 5 drops of sriracha
Shake with ice. Strain into chilled coupe.
The first thought behind this was to create something blood red without resorting to a Bloody Mary’s tomato juice, hence the hefty portion of Peychaud’s, which I also found helped balance the sweetness from the Chartreuse and Cynar (itself also a bitter component). The drink is a crossdressing variation on the Last Word, with Rye wearing the Gin’s clothing, and lemon for lime, reduced. The sriracha can be included or not, but I like the little extra bite I thought the Psycho deserved.
What a sexy poster! And I’m sure the drink is just as sexy. You have a great wit and a great way with words, Mr. Alchemist…Sir.