Chartreuse // France
Green Chartreuse was first made in 1737 by Carthusian monks using a recipe for an elixir they were given in 1605. It is made from 130 plants and herbs which are crushed, macerated, and distilled in a manner which is today known in its entirety by two monks in France. Its green color is naturally derived. Bottled at 55% ABV, this is stronger and spicier than the Yellow version. An essential ingredient in a Last Word cocktail.
Herbal/Spice LiqueursHerbal and/or spiced liqueurs make up a bulk of the liqueur family. Oftentimes the recipe or formula is top secret and decades if not centuries old and were created for “medicinal purposes.” Any type of liquor can form the base. Sugar is added prior to bottling.