1⁄4 oz Fernet Branca
1⁄4 oz Herbal liqueur, Green Chartreuse
1⁄4 oz Demerara syrup
1 rinse Scotch (Smoky Islay such as Laphroaig 10 Year)

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe rinsed with smoky Scotch.


I was inspired by the Krakatoa that I had at Drink as a patron back in 2008 and that I started making in the past few weeks on the other side of that same bar. To the house classic, I removed the Chartreuse on fire aspect and included the liqueur in the mix. Taking a page from Avery's Arrack-Ari, I added in a smoky Scotch rinse, and from the Banana Toronto, I dosed in some banana liqueur to mingle with the Fernet. For a name, I uncovered the Sacred Monkey Forest which is a park in Indonesia (where Batavia Arrack is made) where one can feed and interact with the monkeys at one's own risk (yes, they do and will bite).

Cocktail summary
Picture of Sacred Monkey Forest
FRY 2022
Posted by yarm on 2/03/2022
Created by
Frederic Yarm, Somerville (Boston), MA
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