World Charteuse Day is a double header this year at The Drunkard’s Almanac, where we present not only the Brandy Fix as Drink of the Day but also the Crunk Like a Monk. It’s a Bartender’s Handshake, a topic we first discussed on Enzo Ferrari’s birthday when introducing the Ferrari as a drink.
To refresh your memory, a bartender’s handshake is not a secret signal, decoder ring or method of grasping hands. It’s really just a long-standing hospitality industry tradition between bartenders: a complementary drink like an amuse bouche, an insider’s wink, an acknowledgment that the recipient will enjoy something many clients wouldn’t care for.
This one is definitely a Los Angeles invention, and despite our Chief Protocol Officer sending out the Bat Signal nobody can seem to remember who created it. After all, there was liquor involved.
Crunk Like a Monk
- 1 oz Chartreuse
- 1 oz Mezcal
- Add mezcal and Charteuse to a small glass