5 Green Chartreuse Cocktails for the True Enthusiast

Blushing Monk cocktail garnished with mint sprig
Green Chartreuse is the kryptonite of many cocktail enthusiasts – it’s certainly mine. If you’re not familiar with Chartreuse, here is the crash course. It’s a French herbal liqueur that’s made by Carthusian monks based on a recipe they purportedly received in 1605. The two types that you’ll see most often are yellow (40% ABV) and green (55% ABV), but there are other iterations that include aged and higher ABV bottlings. Yellow is the more mild version, while green is the bolder. 

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Modified Industry Sour

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Fernet and Chartreuse are known for their bold flavors which some may find too intense, but personally I gravitate towards them. Many cocktail enthusiasts are aware of the Industry Sour devised by Ted Kilgore of Taste in St. Louis, which features both of these ingredients. I prefer to Read more

Swampwater

Swampwater
 
Recipe Type: Cocktail
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 4 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1.5 ounces Green Chartreuse
  • .5 ounce lime juice
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until chilled.
  2. Strain into a glass filled with ice and garnish with pineapple crown leaves or a lime wheel.
 

Gift Guide for Food and Cocktail Lovers

Of course you’d never wait until the last-minute to complete your Christmas shopping and rely on Amazon Prime’s free 2-day shipping. However, if you know someone who has, here are some great suggestions for them, many of them available via Amazon Prime. From preparation, to creation, to consumption, here are 20 gift ideas for food and cocktail enthusiasts.

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