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Chartreuse

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What is it?

Although no longer produced in the Chartreuse monastery where it earned its name, Chartreuse liqueur is a French herbal liqueur that is still produced under the supervision of monks. It is made with a combination of many different herbal extracts and can be green or yellow in color, but green Chartreuse has higher alcohol content than yellow. Use the liquor sparingly, as it has a strong flavor, for an herbal, floral note in compound butters, sauces or cocktails.

Don’t have it?

Benedictine, Izarra, or another type of herbal liqueur can be substituted for chartreuse.

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