In gaelic, uisce betha, or 'water of life' was used to describe such drinks in the Middle Ages. This malted grain whiskey must be produced on the island of Ireland.
A fruity, rich and sweet vermouth that dates back to 1786. Thought of as a sweet vermouth with added vanilla; great with whiskey. We treat this like sweet vermouth.
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.
Rinse a chilled coupe with green Chartreuse. Stir other ingredients with ice and strain into coupe. #stir #straight
Adapted from Hugo Ensslin, Recipes for Mixed Drinks, 1916. This recipe also shows up in Robert Vermeire’s Cocktails: How to Mix Them as a gin-based sour.