The Perfect BQE

Ivy Mix, created for The Clover Club | Brooklyn, NY

Ivy Mix, now of Leyenda, notes that this drink is called “perfect” because it’s made with equal parts dry and sweet vermouth. As for the concept of the cocktail? “It’s a marriage of the Red Hook and the Greenpoint,” she explains. “And what connects them? The BQE.”


Serving: 1

  • 2 ounces rye whiskey, preferably Rittenhouse
  • 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
  • 1/4 ounce green Chartreuse
  • barspoon maraschino liqueur

Garnish: Luxardo cherry

  1. Add all ingredients to a mixing glass.
  2. Add ice and stir until chilled.
  3. Strain into a Nick & Nora glass.
  4. Garnish with a cherry.