Colorful Drinks at the Varnish

Jason at the Varnish

Jason at the Varnish


A couple of weeks ago, I was at the Varnish and Jason Hubert was behind the stick. Jason moved to LA from Oakland earlier this year and has been helpful with his tips for the East Bay spots I’ve tried.


Green Elevator

I mentioned to Jason I wanted something with Chartreuse– green Chartreuse and he complied with a classic drink called the Green Elevator. It was perfect since I tend to like egg white drinks as well. Read more about the cocktail here.

The Green Elevator


  • 1 oz Green Chartreuse
  • .5 oz lemon
  • .5 oz grapefruit juice
  • egg white

Shake and strain into a cocktail glass.

I did translate the measurements of the recipe to something a bit more familiar. Let me know if you make adjustments.


Blue Collar


But I started off the night with a Blue Collar. I’ve seen different recipes for this but it involves rye, Amer Picon, sweet vermouth, maraschino liqueur and bitters. I saw a variation with Cio Ciaro that looks great. Looks like Short Order has a version but they use Cherry Grenadine instead of maraschino.

Ah, did you expect neon colored drinks? I think I rather have a Green Elevator or Blue Collar any day.

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