When it’s yellow. Yes, there is a “Chartreuse Yellow” to go with “Yellow Chartreuse.” Somehow I managed to acquire a bottle of yellow Chartreuse… and have been under the impression I had the chartreuse Chartreuse (green) – for a few years!
There is a list of 100 cocktails to try, put out by a place named Anvil. I’ve slowly worked my way through much of it. The gin cocktails I’ve put off until warmer weather, but the show-stopper for many of the cocktails has been the called-for yellow Chartreuse. Now, I find I had that all along, but in an effort to correct the presumed deficiency, acquired a second bottle. And then saw it was identical to the first. Thus I figured I’d made some mistake and item and shelf-tag mismatched (a sadly common thing). $HOUSEMATE had a trip to where such could be had, so another attempt was made… and now there is another full bottle of the yellow. It was only just now we thought to look up the UPC. I do expect we will go through it, eventually. Certainly the ‘show stopper’ of not having the yellow is now most certainly not an impediment.
But now I find I’m lacking the right, proper, green chartreuse Chartreuse. Which also means everything I made with Chartreuse so far has been off. Perhaps subtly, but still… the recipes call for what they call for for a reason. The not-so-bad part is that finding chartreuse Chartreuse should be easier and not require a 2-hour drive (each way) to acquire. If I’m really lucky, it might even be under one hour each way.
The other upside to this, is after typing this out, I know how to spell chartreuse correctly. It’s from a place in the EU, not the UE, if an aid is needed.
Green Chartreuse UPC: 89744-32961
Yellow Chartreuse UPC: 89744-32956