Monday, October 15, 2012

Rosemary-Smoked Green Chartreuse: MxMo LXVI: Bein' Green

Well, I suppose since I'm hosting Mixology Monday this month, I might as well participate. I chose "Bein' Green" as the theme, and as opposed to jamming a couple drinks and some other stuff into one post to submit to the MxMo host, I'm exercising my hostly discretion and breaking my submission into a few bite-sized (and more logically organized) posts. I predict the host will be ok with that.
It should be a surprise to no one that I'm making use of Green Chartreuse this month. To add even more green to the mix, after recalling Jamie Boudreau's Rubicon using rosemary flamed with Chartreuse, I grabbed my trusty PolyScience Smoking Gun (previously documented for a prior MxMo) to experiment and give some Chartreuse the rosemary smoke treatment:
And the result? Let's just say the jury is still out. I honestly can't decide what I think of my concoction. It's definitely smoky. And chock-full of toasted rosemary. But it's also quite pine-y. I may have overdone the smoke a bit. But it also might be quite good. For sure interesting. I'm still deciding. Stay tuned for the next post where I use it in a cocktail...
ps: this Rosemary's Baby cocktail also sets aflame rosemary, albeit not with Chartreuse.

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