22 September 2011

A Comforting Thought in Hard Times

"People may say what they like about the decay of Christianity; the religious system that produced green Chartreuse can never really die."


-- Saki
(Nice to see some Chartreusings from 1904)

12 comments:

PMKD said...

That is certainly a HEALTHY dose of the Chartreuse! Sign me up!

PMKD

The Hussar said...

That much Chartreuse could knock out a wild ox, and I don't just mean Thetimman... :)

thetimman said...

Ah, I believe photographic perspective is the issue here. That is a liqueur glass.

Jane Chantal said...

OK, that does it. Where does one find Chartreuse? I haven't seen it at our local Schnuck's, and something tells me that Dirt Cheap Liquors doesn't stock it.

thetimman said...

Jane, you never know, Dirt Cheap may have it. If not, try Randall's, the Wine Merchant, and likely many other places.

Brace yourself for the first sip. The second one makes it all better.

And drink responsibly (tm)!

The Hussar said...

Friar Tuck's carries it, although it is always good to call ahead. I think they have three locations around St. Louis and a few in Southern Illinois. God bless the Carthusians! St. Bruno, Ora Pro Nobis.

Jane Chantal said...

Will do :-)

Thanks!

Delena said...

Jane Chantal--I would start getting your body accustomed to the taste by drinking mouthwwash.

Prepare your lungs for it by going running in the Rockies.

PMKD said...

Delena - you blaspheme! :)

Jane Chantal said...

:-D

Thank you, Delena -- I'll consider myself warned...

Mother Crab said...

I agree with the Timman. The first sip kind of knocks your socks off and for those ladies with gentle sensibilities I think the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th sips are a little rough. But, by the time you are at the end of your glass of liquid Christmas Trees you are holding it up for a refill. Well, at least I am. I know Timman is too. Oh, and DuLac90.

Alison said...

I am positive that Charteuse is mentioned more on this blog than the Carthusians who make it. Liquer sales have dropped worldwide except Chartreuse which has increased. I am wondering if St. Louis is to credit.

This sends one of my priest friends over the edge but you can mix it with Cole.