Count Loretto Cocktail

[Photograph: Jessica Leibowitz]

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!

Count Loretto Cocktail

About This Recipe

Special equipment:cocktail strainer
This recipe appears in: From Behind the Bar: So You Want to Be a Bartender


  • ice
  • 1 3/4 ounce Maker's Mark bourbon
  • 1 ounce Fernet Branca
  • 1/2 ounce Mount Gay Eclipse dark rum
  • garnish: orange twist


  1. 1

    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.

  2. 2

    Alternately, strain into three shot glasses, wave the orange peel over them while twisting, and shoot.

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