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.
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
“They are, in fact, like the American ladies, irresistible.” – Frederick Marryat, on mint juleps
Once a year a free pass is given to non-Southerners which allows them to wear big hats and to sip minty-sweet bourbon drinks with abandon. This event is the Kentucky Derby, and while I know next to nothing about horse racing, I can give you some pointers for making the perfect mint julep. Read more