Tuesday, July 28, 2009

reason #2,342,001 Catholics are cooler...

... we make a mean home brew.


Carthusians brewing Chartreuse liqueur c. 1930

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

you are always full of spirit-congratulations to you!

Charles said...

Of Benedictine, Absinthe and Chartreuse, I will sip the latter, peppery nectar with the most joy. Yellow or Green. I love wandering into a "well-stocked" bar in a new city and sidling up to it, asking for "Chartreuse," and getting a quizical, cock-eyed look from the twenty-something mixologist.
And made by Carthusians?
Into great silence, indeed!

Mimi said...

And you invented cappuccino - props for that ;)

Anonymous said...

Mmmm have you ever tasted that stuff? It has so many scents and flavors ... you could spend an hour just experiencing it. :)

Maureen said...

Green chartreuse is really good. I bought myself a bottle because it seemed like something I'd like. It was pricey, but not all that expensive compared to other liqueurs that have a lot less quality. The taste was sort of like what you wish cough syrup would taste like, but entirely doesn't. It's also very high proof stuff (since you're only supposed to drink very small quantities). It turned out that my parents were both big fans of chartreuse (unbeknownst to my dad, because Mom never ordered it while they were dating, and he didn't have the cash to order it then), so it worked out.

I've never seen or tasted yellow chartreuse.