The Grasshopper Lies Heavy

1 oz Fernet Branca
1 oz Green Chartreuse
12 oz Simple syrup
1   Egg white
3 ds Cocoa powder
1 oz Soda water (approx)
1 pn Cocoa powder (as garnish)
Shake all but the soda over ice. (The original recipe doesn't call for a dry shake first, just enthusiasm.) Strain into a short collins over ice. Add soda water and more cocoa powder for garnish.
From other users
  • Really nice, but omit soda. Try with Berchrovka groves instead of Chartreus — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Like a chocolate-mint egg cream. — ☆☆☆☆
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mahastew's picture

I was afraid this would be a

I was afraid this would be a horrific experience that might forever repel me from two of my best loves, fernet and Chartreuse. To the contrary, it was an astonishing delight! Not one of the greatest cocktails I've ever had, but definitely "damn tasty." I dare say the cocoa-fernet-Chartreuse combination is ingenious, and the egg white gives it great body. Thanks for posting!

christina in tacoma's picture

This is Chris Kiel's

This is Chris Kiel's cocktail, in case anyone wants to update the reference. He has not made me a cocktail that I haven't loved...

Thanks for the attribution

Thanks for the attribution info. Updated. Also tweaked the ingredients to correspond to the instructions.

Really a dessert drink. Too

Really a dessert drink. Too sweet as written for before dinner. I don't know how much 3 dashes of cocoa powder is, so I used 1/2 tsp. The drink has an interesting balance between the herbal, bitter, mint/menthol, and chocolate.