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Chartreuse!

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

  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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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.
     


  2. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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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.
     


  3. 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
     


  4. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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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.
     


  5. sabvinnie

    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.
     


  6. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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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
     


  7. edinatlanta

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    Having a very nice Last Word.
     


  8. I<3Bacon

    I<3Bacon Senior member

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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.
     


  9. 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.
     


  10. 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.
     


  11. Dashaansafin

    Dashaansafin Senior member

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    [​IMG] How do you cut your lime like that... Trying this tomorrow.
     


  12. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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  13. Dashaansafin

    Dashaansafin Senior member

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    I used a channel knife, like this:

    http://www.amazon.com/Oxo-Good-Grips.../dp/B00004OCJO

    Even so, it can be challenging with the tougher, drier skin of a lime than a lemon.

    ~ H


    Very cool. Thanks for the info Huntsman!
     


  14. culverwood

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    I bought my parents a bottle of V.E.P. Chartreuse once it was very much appreciated.

    I always used to get Chatreuse and Izarra mixed. Izarra is made in Bayonne in the French Basque Country. Like Chatreuse there are two varieties of Izarra:
    Yellow Izarra (Izarra Horia in Basque) is made with 32 herbs with a predominantly almond taste and is 40 proof.
    Green Izarra (Izarra Berdea in Basque) is made with 48 herbs and has a peppermint taste and is stronger at 48 proof.
     


  15. tesseract

    tesseract Senior member

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    this thread convinced me to buy chartreuse, and i must say it is great to taste a unique flavor you have never had before.
     


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