This recipe appears in:From Behind the Bar: So You Want to Be a Bartender
Fernet Branca is an acquired taste, but has become a favored shot of bartenders on both coasts. This drink is very sippable, but has been known to be poured in to a few shot glasses and enjoyed more vigorously as well. Either way, cheers!
- 1 3/4 ounce Maker's Mark bourbon
- 1 ounce Fernet Branca
- 1/2 ounce Mount Gay Eclipse dark rum
- garnish: orange twist
Fill a mixing glass with ice, then add bourbon, Fernet, and rum. Stir until very cold. Strain into a chilled rocks glass. Garnish with orange twist.
Alternately, strain into three shot glasses, wave the orange peel over them while twisting, and shoot.