Preheat the oven to broil
with the rack near the top.
Clean the mussels
, discarding any that are open. Bring the liqueur
to a boil in a large pot, and add the mussels, cover, and cook 3 minutes, or until opened. Drain
and discard any mussels that have remained closed.
the butter with the chives
in a bowl. Put a pinch of the herbed butter on each mussel. Sprinkle over the breadcrumbs
. Grind over some pepper. Broil until the crumbs are golden, about 2 minutes. Serve the mussels with lemon wedges for squeezing.