Chartreuse!

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  1. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    I am definitely a fan of Chartreuse in all incarnations.
    I have all those. What are the proportions? Hmm, actually, I'm wondering if that was what I made. Or it could be something Hunts has suggested.
    Everything is equal parts I believe. Shaken with ice and then strained.
    LK is right -- my main use for Green is the Last Word:
    For the Yellow, I go with the Widow's Kiss:
    ~ H
     


  2. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Not nearly as nice a presentation, but I tossed this together as soon as I got home: [​IMG] [​IMG] Only had lemons though [​IMG]
     


  3. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    How was it?

    I fear the lemons lack the tartness that makes that particular drink unique.

    I like a brandied cherry in the Last Word. A real maraschino cherry--made by Luxardo--also works.
     


  4. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    How was it?

    I like a brandied cherry in the Last Word. A real maraschino cherry--made by Luxardo--also works.


    Quite nice. Interesting flavour profile. Will regroup with a lime tomorrow or Sunday.
     


  5. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    Green Chartreuse is my absolute hands-down favorite liqueur. Love the stuff! Yellow Chartreuse, not so much. It's okay--but it just seems like sort of a watered-down, chickenshit version of the sublime Green. I forget who the noted wit was who said that any religion that could come up with Green Chartreuse had to have something going for it!
    Chartreuse--the only liquor so good they named a color after it. Yellow chartreuse is nice when you put a small drop of it in champagne; the late Czar Nicholas II was fond of this practice.
     


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    Alter Senior member

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    I am definitely a fan of Chartreuse in all incarnations.





    LK is right -- my main use for Green is the Last Word:




    For the Yellow, I go with the Widow's Kiss:



    ~ H


    Huntsman,

    Did you write those pieces? They are wonderful!
     


  7. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    Huntsman, Did you write those pieces? They are wonderful!
    Yes - thanks! I love to write and I am really passionate about my cocktails! ~ Huntsman
     


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    Green Chartreuse definitely enhances certain cocktails, but I find it undrinkable straight and at room temperature... even the VEP. It reminds me of some sort of Chinese health elixir.
     


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    Is luxardo the maraschino to go with (or maybe the only maraschino)? I've been eyeing the chartreuse at spec's recently. Trying the last word may justify a bottle.
     


  10. LabelKing

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    Is luxardo the maraschino to go with (or maybe the only maraschino)? I've been eyeing the chartreuse at spec's recently. Trying the last word may justify a bottle.
    I've never really seen any other brand for Maraschino liquer.
     


  11. LabelKing

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    Green Chartreuse definitely enhances certain cocktails, but I find it undrinkable straight and at room temperature... even the VEP. It reminds me of some sort of Chinese health elixir.

    Do you know which bars might have the VEP?
     


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    Green Chartreuse definitely enhances certain cocktails, but I find it undrinkable straight and at room temperature... even the VEP. It reminds me of some sort of Chinese health elixir.

    that is ort of why it reccomended to drink chilled.
     


  13. LabelKing

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    Chartreuse's livelier cousin, absinthe, is quite popular even though I find the anise taste of it rather overpowering.
     


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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Okay, made a Last Word with lime. You know what? I prefer it with the lemon. The lime is just a bit too tart and acidic.
     


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    The Flaming Eyeball.

    3 part green chartreuse, 1 part Drambuie in a shot glass.

    Drop in a small green olive and light that puppy up.

    Extinguish flames and go for it - doesn't actually taste that good...
     


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