What ingredients are in these liqueurs?
From Campari to Chartreuse, we try to unravel the mystery inside.
This French liqueur has been made by the Carthusian Monks since 1737, according to the instructions set out in a manuscript given to them in 1605. Named after the monks' monastery, it is composed of distilled alcohol aged with 130 herbs, plants and flowers.
Whole books have been written that speculate on the ingredients. One of these, from 1900, claims "cinnamon, mace, lemon balm, dried hyssop flower tops, peppermint, thyme, costmary, arnica flowers, genepi and angelica roots."