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Chartreuse!

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by LabelKing, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. Alter

    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!
     
  2. 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
     
  3. I<3Bacon

    I<3Bacon Senior member

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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.
     
  4. airportlobby

    airportlobby Senior member

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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.
     
  5. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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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.
     
  6. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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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?
     
  7. scarphe

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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.
     
  8. 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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    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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    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...


    That will light? It's so low in alcohol, it can't be that flammable.
     
  12. LabelKing

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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.

    I'm quite fond of limes so perhaps I am slightly biased here.

    In fact, I'm not particularly fond of lemon in drinks.
     
  13. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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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.
    There are also Stock, Maraska, and Bols.
    Do you know which bars might have the VEP?
    I could help you if you are interested in Boston, NYC, or Philadelphia.
    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...
    This is incredibly disgusting, and a waste of good spirits. BTW, Pio, Chatreuse is 110pf, so I'm sure it will ignite. ~H
     
  14. LabelKing

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    How do you find the other Maraschinos?

    I've never really paid much attention to Bols as they seem to produce a number of questionable things.
     
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    sabvinnie Senior member

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    There are also Stock, Maraska, and Bols. I could help you if you are interested in Boston, NYC, or Philadelphia. This is incredibly disgusting, and a waste of good spirits. BTW, Pio, Chatreuse is 110pf, so I'm sure it will ignite. ~H
    It is not amazing but leaves a fascinating after taste... Yes, it does light.
     
  16. Huntsman

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    How do you find the other Maraschinos? I've never really paid much attention to Bols as they seem to produce a number of questionable things.
    I agree about Bols, LK. The general consensus in my circles is that the Luxardo is best for cocktails, followed by the Maraska. As for finding them: http://www.wine-searcher.com/find/st...raschino/1/usa Best, H
     
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    Having a very nice Last Word.
     
  18. I<3Bacon

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    Do you know which bars might have the VEP?

    I've only had the VEP at a friend's home that is better stocked than most of the bars in the city. I suspect higher brow hipster bars may have it such as Bourbon & Branch or Alembic... but then again, most of the hipsters I know aren't familiar with Chartreuse.
     
  19. LabelKing

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    I've only had the VEP at a friend's home that is better stocked than most of the bars in the city. I suspect higher brow hipster bars may have it such as Bourbon & Branch or Alembic... but then again, most of the hipsters I know aren't familiar with Chartreuse.
    I've been to Alembic and they do not. S.F. at least has the advantage of possessing a number of better bars.
     
  20. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    They make bag sized bottles of Green Chartreuse!

    Perfect for one's daily carry bag. Obviously bigger than a miniature, but smaller than a full 750ml bottle.
     

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