Wednesday, June 18, 2008

[long drawn-out sex in a rocks glass]

2oz Thomas Handy Sazerac Rye
3/4oz Fernet-Branca
1/2oz vanilla simple syrup
2 dashes Fee's whiskey barrel-aged bitters

Bring down the lights slightly and serve in a rocks glass. Another John Gertsen original...

I wanted a last drink before we braved the growing mobs outside (go, local sports team!). I wanted rye, I wanted Fernet, and I wanted warm and fuzzy. And I got exactly all that in the above recipe (John: you have excellent bartender-ESP!). The vanilla simple syrup added this wonderful roundness and created an awesome, full mouthfeel and it resulted in a drink of the most gorgeous mahogany color. It was definately the sort of thing one could linger over. YUMMY.

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