Pretty cool, I read the Wikapikia version (fitting I thought). We used to call Green Chartruse, Green Death back in the day. Anything made by Benedictine Monks is Bad a**. Do you get to Canlis in Seattle at all. I think that is in my top five restaurants ever and I have been searching great for food for 40+ years now.
LOL - we always called it Green Dragon! It has been a family favorite passed down from my Grandmother. Never found a cocktail I liked with it until this one.
Small point of clarification - It is the Carthusian monks found by St Bruno not the Benedictines. The Carthusian order is much more mellow that the Benedictines. Still today only three monks know the recipe. An internet friend who runs a food blog featured the drink a while back ago. Much nice pictures than mine. Check it out: The Last Word
I have never been to Seattle, but it is a city on my must list. Food and wine (and sometimes photography) are my favorite things to do. I will have to check out Canlis when I make it to Seattle.
-------------------- “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” - Emerson
I read on linewhere it was concocted at Bar Zig Zag in Seattle as a rebirth. I thought you may have been there. Somewhere in the back of the brain I remember Carthusian Monks. Late night posting lends to no fact checking. Always liked the green could never do the yellow.