The Wizard

"The Wizard is a spirit-only, stirred cocktail that celebrates one of my favorite liqueurs, yellow Chartreuse," says mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim. He recommends a big, full-bodied potato vodka with a lot of character, such as Chopin. Slideshow: Vodka Cocktails 

The Wizard
Photo: © Lucas Allen


  • 2 ounces vodka, preferably potato

  • 1 ounce Italian bianco vermouth, such as Cinzano

  • 1/2 ounce yellow Chartreuse

  • 2 dashes of orange bitters

  • Ice

  • 1 lemon twist, for garnish


  1. In a mixing glass, combine the vodka, vermouth, Chartreuse and bitters; fill with ice and stir well. Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with the lemon twist.

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