Thank god for monks! Chartreuse cocktails at Colt & Gray
Carthusian monks have been making Chartreuse since 1605 -- and at a Colorado Bartending Guild mixer at Colt & Gray on Wednesday, it quickly became clear that the French liquor has lost none of its power over four centuries.
Todd Richman, national brand ambassador for Chartreuse, was on hand to offer up some history...and cocktails, of course. Like many alcohols of that era, it was originally a botanical elixir (think Fernet Branca and Jagermeister), a mix of 130 herbal extracts. I tried a few cocktails made primarily with whiskey and either Green or Yellow Chartreuse -- and I am now, officially, a Chartreuse fan.
Next time you can't decide what to drink, order up a Tipperary or Yellow Daisy. The monks will thank you.
Get the Food & Drink Newsletter
Our weekly guide to Denver dining includes food news and reviews, as well as dining events and interviews with chefs and restaurant owners.
More RESTAURANTS News
- Weekend Updates: New Hours for Old Major; Hot Dogs at Baur's
- Natural Grocers Macadamia Nut Mix Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination
- "Money Is Not the Goal": Left Hand Brewing Converts to Employee Ownership
- Rosa Mia Inn in Berkeley Neighborhood to Become Nip & Sip From Centennial/Jonesy's...