2 oz Rittenhouse 100 Rye
3/4 oz Fernet Branca
1/2 oz Honey Syrup (1:1)
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
Shake with ice and strain into a Collins glass filled with ice cubes and 1 1/2 oz soda water. Float a 1/4 oz of Fernet Branca, garnish with an orange twist, and add a straw.
Two Sundays ago, Andrea and I ventured over to Russell House Tavern. For a first drink, I asked bar manager Sam Gabrielli for the Fratelli Sling. Sam mentioned that this was bartender Adam Hockman's creation; its name puts it in the same league as the Fratelli Fizz and Fratelli Flip (although the Flip is an Averna drink). The Sling began with an orange oil and Fernet Branca aroma. A carbonated lemon, honey, and malt sip led into a rye and Fernet swallow.
The euphemisms are getting a bit stale, suffice to say: four people in Boston -- two of whom are much more prolific writers than the other two (including the originator of this blog, who has no excuse apart from laziness) -- who drink and tell.