Green Chartreuse

Green Chartreuse is a naturally green liqueur obtained from 130 herbs and other plants macerated in alcohol and steeped for about eight hours. A last maceration of plants provides its color to the liqueur. It's made in almost eastern France and is bottled at around 40% ABV.

The flavor of the Chartreuse is sweet, spicy, and smooth with a distinctly herbal finish. Tasting notes also have mint, sage, gentian, apple, and vanilla. The flavor evolves depending on its temperature. There are two options to serve: as a digestif or on the rocks. Some bartenders even keep their bottles in the freezer for the greatest refreshment.

Green Chartreuse is also great with

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A bijou is a mixed cocktail composed of gin, vermouth, and chartreuse. This beverage invented by Harry Johnson is called bijou because it combined the colors of three jewels: gin for diamond, vermouth for ruby, and chartreuse for emerald. The bijou was widespread for several decades however, it disappeared after Prohibition.

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The Tipperary is a cocktail made with Irish whiskey, sweet red Vermouth, green Chartreuse, and Angostura bitters. Though perhaps less mainstream than some of its fellow classic cocktails, the Tipperary has been around for quite some time. It first appeared in the 1916 printing of "Recipes for Mixed Drinks" by Hugo R. Ensslin.

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Last Word

The Last Word is a gin-based prohibition-era cocktail originally developed at the Detroit Athletic Club by a bartender named Frank Fogarty. The Last Word consists of equal amounts of gin, green Chartreuse, maraschino liqueur and freshly pressed lime juice, which are combined in a shaker with ice. The cocktail has a pale greenish color, primarily due to the Chartreuse.