Classy cloister

Despite the heat outside, I decided to step away from the lime and rum to try this selection from the PDT app. The Cloister is originally from a 1971 cocktail book, but you wouldn’t know it from the flavor. The sweetness and citrus are definitely reminiscent of my beloved daiquiri, but more refined. The gin came through, but softly, and the lemon and simple syrup boosted the natural tart sweetness of the grapefruit. I think the yellow Chartreuse just pulled all the components together perfectly. What a lovely surprise on a Monday night!


  • 1.5oz dry gin (Aviation)
  • 0.5oz Yellow Chartreuse
  • 0.5oz grapefruit juice
  • 0.25oz lemon juice
  • 0.25oz simple syrup

Cloister, Thomas Mario, Playboy’s Host & Bar Book (1971), via PDT app