Homage to the Last Word
A vapor column distilled gin that contains no sweetening agents. A common ingredient in many cocktails.
A popular brand of elderflower liqueur, made with wild elderflowers and based with Eau de vie; 20% ABV.
A French liqueur made by the Carthusian Monks since 1737 according to the instructions given to them by François Annibal d'Estrées in 1605. It is a distilled alcohol aged with 130 herbs, plants and flowers. The name derived from the monks' Grande Chartreuse monastery in the Chartreuse Mountains. Chartreuse is known to age and improve in the bottle. Green Chartreuse is the original high proof version; 55% ABV.
The second most common juice used in cocktails. This citrus juice is about 6% acid; 4% from citric and 2% from malic, with small amounts of succinic acid (this is what gives it a little bloody taste). Lime juice should be used the day it is squeezed, some like it freshly squeezed and others like it a few hours old.
Shake well with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. #shake #straight
From Dominic Venegas at Bourbon & Branch, San Francisco, 2007. A great way to showcase Green Chartreuse, surprisingly light.