1 oz Fernet Branca
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
3/4 oz Simple Syrup
Build in a rocks glass and stir to mix. Fill with crushed ice, garnish with a mint sprig (here, lemon twist), and add a straw.
Two Fridays ago, I decided to make a drink that I had spotted on Campari-America's Instagram feed called the Midnight Stinger. The drink was attributed to Milk & Honey's Sam Ross although other sources include Michael McIlroy in on the action. Campari was promoting the recipe as part of a series of drinks in 2014 honoring the 6 decades that Jimmy Russell has been Wild Turkey's master distiller. I made the drink with Wild Turkey to pay tribute, although the recipe was perhaps developed initially with another whiskey. The use of Fernet Branca as a mint flavor source reminded me of the Prizefighter even though that was vermouth instead of whiskey based.