A hot beverage made with chocolate or cocoa powder, consumed during the fall. Make the good stuff with milk instead of water!
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 butterfat layer skimmed from the top of milk before homogenization, contains more than 35% milk fat. Also called single/double cream and whipping cream, although these may also add thickening agents making them less useful for mixing in cocktails. This is used as a foaming agent and for fat-washing in cocktails.
Heat up a glass or mug with hot water. Add the hot chocolate and chartreuse. Top with the cream (see note below). #hot #straight
Wet cream is made in the same manner as whipped cream, just stop before it becomes too stiff.