Chartreuse Elixir Végétal - 10cl

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The promising title of this recipe manuscript, from which the monk and pharmacist Jérôme Maubec developed the élixir végétal in 1737, bears the following words: “Elixir for long life”.

The drink would certainly not be sold with such a name today, thanks to legal restrictions and the like. But the drink was in fact used a medicinal tonic in the past, until it gradually became an established 'pleasure beverage' over time.

The monks of the grand charter-house have not stopped improving the recipe for their élixir végétal, while still remaining true to the original manuscript with its 130 various ingredients. The last significant change in the recipe is due to an EU regulation. Until recently, the essence was distilled to its full strength of 71% ABV. But since 2010, there are new regulations restricting the transport and aging of alcohol products with more than 70% alcohol by volume. For this reason, the monks of the grand charter-house chose to thin their traditional liquor down to 69% ABV.

There are various ways to consume Élixir végétal: you can include a few drops in sugar water, on a sugar cube, in tea or in grog. Otherwise, the elixir should help with illness, fatigue and a general lack of wellness when mixed with hot water.
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    69% vol
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    Wooden Box
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    Chartreuse Diffusion, 10 Bd Edgar-Kofler, 38500 VOIRON, FR
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    Chartreuse / Grenoble
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Chartreuse liqueurs are especially valuable spirits that are produced by monks at the Grande Chartreuse, the head monastery of the Carthusian religious order, in Voiron – near Grenoble, in France.

The production of Chartreuse liqueur is wound up in many secrets and myths. There are only two monks, Minister Benoit and Brother Jean-Jacques, who know the 130 various ingredients of the original recipe. Other sources relating to the original recipe are known by a third monk. We are relatively sure that ca. 1/3 of the ingredients originate in the Chartreuse region and the other 2/3 come from all over the world. All the ingredients, even including the coloring agents, used in all the charterhouse-produced liqueurs are 100% organic.

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By Roberto

Added on the : 21/04/2020 English

For many years now, I have added a few drops a day of Chartreuse Elixir Végétal to my libation of choice, instantly infusing my brews with history, romance, and the many gifts to be gathered from the storied fields and forests of France. I am 71 years old now and I continue to enjoy robust good health. Coincidence or proof of efficacy? Only time will tell, I suppose, but in meantime, I toast François-Annibal d'Estrées, duc d'Estrées and Jérôme Maubec of yore as well as the the good monks of the Grande Chartreuse of today. À votre santé.


Added on the : 13/04/2020 English

Élixir Végétal is all kinds of awesome I love this stuff. :)

By Artemis 13

Added on the : 02/04/2020 English

I don't know why people say they need this with sugar - I like it exactly the way it is! Strong but balanced, can't wait to invent some cocktails with it.

By chartreusetastegreat

Added on the : 05/12/2019 English

Very concentrated herbal elixir. Tastes more herbal than regular green chartreuse with a higher proof that makes it difficult to drink straight in larger quantities. It seems you have to at least dilute this product 100% with water to take the bite out of the alcohol content. It does possess some stimulant qualities when drank in larger portions (approx. 1 ounce). Though I am not sure how much of this elixir can be consumed within a day and still be regarded as a safe dosage.

By Mist

Added on the : 28/10/2019 English

I love this elixir! I have been taking this for about 2 years straight.

By Tillie

Added on the : 24/06/2019 English

I highly recommend this product. I have been using it for the last couple of years. I am healthy and strong! Love it!!

By Dee

Added on the : 05/06/2019 English

Delicious!! Glad I found this and the delivery was quick too.

By Perfect

Added on the : 12/05/2019 English

Great. Thank you. I have been ordering this for over a year and love it. Will order again soon.

By Green man

Added on the : 28/08/2018 English

Thanks- we’ll order again. Elixir Végétal is a lovely thing!

By stpetric

Added on the : 16/05/2018 English

This is the Chartreuse to take for medicinal purposes. I've had a few snorts, and I feel better already!

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