1 1/4 oz Four Roses Bourbon
1/4 oz Fernet Branca
1 dash Orange Bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Twist an orange peel over the top.
Two Fridays ago, we made our way over to Backbar and luckily found a pair of seats at the bar. On the menu, I spotted the Scarecrow that one of my guests had mentioned to me; therefore, I asked bartender Lukas to mix one up. Later, bar manager Sam Treadway described how a bartender named Jonathan from the Dorrance in Rhode Island wanted an Amaro Montenegro-forward libation, so Sam proposed a 50:50 Manhattan variation, and Jonathan countered with adding a splash of Fernet. When it came time to dub the cocktail, Sam remembered that Jonathan's nickname was Scarecrow, and it stuck.