In 1605, some monks of a monastery near Paris received, as a present, a manuscript with the recipe of a great alchemist, with several suggestions about herbs and the way of using them to produce a long life elixir.
Today, this recipe is used only by the monks of Chartreuse, who are recreating what is call Vegetal elixir of the Grand-Chartreuse. The recipe, still secret, contains 130 herbs macerated in a high quality alcohol and later distilled. The spirit is then aged for a minimum of three years in durmast barrels, in the evocative cellars of Voiron.
Chartreuse Verte is the only liquor in the world with a totally natural green color. We suggest consuming it at a very cold temperature. It is traditionally considered a digestive for after dinner, but more and more it is also used as a long drink.