Chartreuse Elixir Végétal - 10cl

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A legendary herbal liqueur, that was used as a medicinal elixir in the past. Today, connoisseurs simply enjoy it.    Read the whole description

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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.


Chartreuse liqueurs are especially valuable spirits that are produced by monks of the Carthusian order in the grand charter house of the monastery, 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 Fairy85

Added on the : 19/10/2017

I will only say one word: Delicious!!!

By j_stu

Added on the : 05/09/2017

Was having trouble finding this product until I stumbled upon it on Reasonable price and outstanding service. As for the elixir itself, it's a very interesting little potion. Like regular green Chartreuse, but much stronger and with a bit of an aged wood aftertaste. I'd definitely recommend making it into a grog; save traditional Chartreuse for sipping or mixing!

By marion joyce

Added on the : 20/06/2017

Your delivery was prompt and I use this product as a energy stimulant. I take 8 drops twice a day. I believe it keeps on healthy.

By -f.

Added on the : 18/03/2017

Everyone needs to be skeptical when purchasing things online, but you can rely on Shipping to CA from Europe took about a week, and it's difficult to wait without tracking info, but the wait was well worth the rare product. I'll definitely order from them again.

By Excellent

Added on the : 14/03/2017

Very spicy but lovely to sip. Perfect as a mixer, with a little sugar water, or with some tea. It's fun to sip on a few drops straight as well to get the full experience.

By Delicate Taste ..

Added on the : 01/03/2016

I bought this and have been taking it for 2 months now. Excellent taste! Had a couple of other try it and they found the same affects. It really helps to digest so I always have some in my tea after each meal and before bed. One bottle does me for 2 months taking a few drops 4 times a day. The longer you take it, the more benefits you will see in how you feel better each day. I am ordering more for sure... this is such a good tonic for your whole body and it also helps support the Monks who actually make it!

By Ellie78

Added on the : 13/02/2016

I got my product in the mail yesterday. I must say very impressed, glad I purchased it. I had the opportunity to share with a family member. She's committed to buying her own bottle now!!

By Phoney

Added on the : 03/10/2013

Tasting like a Chartreuse concentrate, it gives all the flavour punch I miss from the plain Chartreuse Verte. I can make my own Chartreuse cutting it with vodka or other base spirits and sugar to taste, add it to any cocktail, or simply drip it on a sugar cube and eat it. All in all, seems to be a much more versatile alternative to a bottle of Chartreuse Verte. Never tested, but I also suppose it's cheaper to use if used clever.

The optionally insertable drip piece is also a nice addition.

Based on the sediment at the bottle neck after pouring, it contains some added sugar.

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