Chartreuse

Chartreuse is a French liqueur made by the Carthusian Monks since 1737 according to the instructions set out in a manuscript given to them by François Annibal d’Estrées in 1605. It is composed of distilled alcohol aged with 130 herbs, plants and flowers. The liqueur is named after the monks’ Grande Chartreuse monastery, located in the Chartreuse Mountains in the general region of Grenoble in France. The liqueur is produced in their distillery in the nearby town of Voiron (Isère). The book The Practical Hotel Steward (1900) states that green chartreuse contains “cinnamon, mace, lemon balm, dried hyssop flower tops, peppermint, thyme, costmary, arnica flowers, genepi, and angelica roots”, and that yellow chartreuse is, “Similar to above, adding cardamom seeds and socctrine aloes.”

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2 cl Rye Whiskey 2 cl Green Chartreuse 2 cl Maraschino liqueur 2 cl Fresh lemon juice Add all ingredients to …

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2 cl Gin 2 cl Green Chartreuse 2 cl Maraschino liqueur 2 cl Fresh lime juice Add all ingredients to …