Pineapple and Fernet Branca in an Old Fashioned? Thought that might get your attention.
Note: To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Cool before using. Simple syrup will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
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About This Recipe
|Yield:||makes 1 cocktail|
|Active time:||2 minutes|
|Total time:||2 minutes|
|Special equipment:||Mixing glass, barspoon, strainer, citrus peeler|
|This recipe appears in:||Classic Drinks: The King Cole Cocktail Will Make You a Merry Old Soul|
- 2 ounces bourbon
- 1/4 ounce Fernet-Branca
- 1/4 ounce simple syrup (see note above)
- Garnish: orange twist and pineapple chunk on a pick
Fill a mixing glass 2/3 full with ice. Add bourbon, Fernet Branca and simple syrup. Stir until well chilled, about 20 seconds.
Strain cocktail into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with orange twist and pineapple chunk on a pick, serve immediately.