Enter the Pompier. Also known as the vermouth cassis, this tall glass of icy goodness offers a gentle, sophisticated alternative for those looking to idle away a steamy afternoon. Based on vermouth--so it's lower in alcoholic horsepower than many other seasonal refreshers--the Pompier increases its allure with the robust fruitiness of crème de cassis, a blackcurrant liqueur.
garden party - 4-5 fresh mint leaves ½ oz. fresh lime juice ¼ oz. simple syrup (1:1) 1½ oz. green Chartreuse 2½ oz. club soda Tools: muddler, shaker, strainer Glass: highball Garnish: mint sprig Add the mint, lime juice and simple syrup to a shaker and muddle lightly. Add ice and the Chartreuse and shake until chilled. Strain into ice-filled glasses, top with club soda and garnish.