Petit Cafe Recipe

Lizz Schumer

H. Joseph Ehrmann of Elixir in San Francisco created this cocktail for the 2006 Chartreuse Cocktail Competition, marrying the sweet, herbal notes of Green Chartreuse with coffee liqueur and a little cream.

Recipe Facts

Active: 8 mins
Total: 8 mins
Serves: 1 serving

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  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 ounces Galliano Ristretto or other coffee liqueur
  • 1 1/2 ounces Green Chartreuse
  • Garnish: Pinch brown sugar (optional)


  1. Whip cream in a bowl with a whisk until it reaches a thick consistency, but is still fluid enough to pour, about 45 seconds.

  2. Add coffee liqueur and Chartreuse to a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir until well chilled, about 20 seconds. Strain into a small wine glass or snifter.

  3. Top drink with whipped cream by floating it over the back of a bar spoon. Garnish with a pinch of brown sugar on top if desired.

Special equipment

small wine glass or snifter, mixing glass, bar spoon, hand mixer

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