King Cole

[Photograph: Nick Caruana]

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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King Cole

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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Procedures

  1. 1

    Fill a mixing glass 2/3 full with ice. Add bourbon, Fernet Branca and simple syrup. Stir until well chilled, about 20 seconds.

  2. 2

    Strain cocktail into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with orange twist and pineapple chunk on a pick, serve immediately.

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