Wednesday, April 9, 2008


It's from a recipe protected by Carthusian monks living in a monastery in the Chartreuse Mountains. It's made from 130 herbal extracts, flowers, and secret ingredients blended with a wine alcohol base.
It's green.

I first heard about Chartreuse back in 1992 in Poppy Z. Brite's novel "Lost Souls" and assumed it was a fictional beverage. After spotting it (and buying it) in a liquor store many years ago, I've always made a point to own a bottle. Potent stuff. And there's just something about it that reminds me of Halloween.

Official Site

(The color Chartreuse was named after this drink)


Nev said...

what is it that reminds you of halloween? the color or taste?

Rot said...

Probably a little of the fact that vampires were attracted to the drink in Brite's novel.