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.
This is Jamie Boudreau's version of a surprisingly delicious pairing. Be sure to use a good quality, bitter chocolate, so that you can easily adjust the sweetness; if you use…
Chartreuse is a French herbal liqueur produced by monks. It’s optional in this recipe, but it adds a lovely floral note to the rich, garlicky butter.