Green Chartreuse is the only liqueur in the world with a completely natural green color. It is powerful and unique. Only three monks know the identity of the 130 plants, how to blend them and how to distill them into this world famous liqueur. They are also the only ones who know which plants they have to macerate to produce the natural green and yellow colours. And they alone supervise the slow ageing in oak casks. To bring out all its flavour, it should be consumed very cold, even on the rocks. Traditionally considered an after dinner drink, Chartreuse is more and more being enjoyed as a long drink.
A couple of cocktails to try:
Chartreuse Clover Cocktail
Ingredients -1.5 oz green chartreuse -1.5 oz gin -2 oz pineapple juice -1 oz lime juice -0.5 oz ginger syrup -Ice -Lime wheel for garnish
Fill cocktail shaker with ice cubes and then add green chartreuse, gin, pineapple juice, lime juice, and ginger syrup. Shake well and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice cubes. Garnish with a lime wheel and serve immediately.
The James Joyce
Recipe by John Cusimano
Ingredients - Ice cubes
- 2 oz. Green Chartreuse liqueur
- 2 oz. Irish whiskey
- 2 oz. maraschino liqueur (such as Luxardo)
- 2 oz. fresh lemon juice
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the Green Chartreuse, whiskey, maraschino liqueur, and lemon juice. Shake well. Strain into 2 chilled coupe glasses.
Invented by the Carthusian Order of Christian monks in Grenoble, France in the 1760s. Pale green-yellow color. Mesmerizing, multilayered, complex bouquet includes scents of licorice, anise, violets, spearmint and basil. On palate, it's very spirity, with sweet tastes of candied banana, key lime pie and peppermint. Finishes mellow, herbal and minty. A one-of-a-kind legend.