Anna Held Cocktail

A viscous, herbal, pre-prohibition cocktail - named after the brains behind and star of the Ziegfeld Follies.
1 oz Yellow Chartreuse
1 t Maraschino Liqueur, Luxardo
1 t Cognac, Pierre Ferrand 1840 (Original recipe calls for "Brandy.")
1 t Curaçao, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao
1 t Bitters, Boker's (I used Fee's Cardamom (Boker's Style))
Stir and strain.
This is a small cocktail by today's standards. To scale it to more modern proportions, use 1 1/2 oz Chartreuse and 1/4 oz each of the other components.
Printed in "Down the Hatch!" in 1920 two years after the death of the actress/entertainer for which it was named.
From other users
  • Syrupy and sweet. — ☆☆
  • This is a bit thick and syrupy, but I find it has sufficient bitterness to balance the sweetness.
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