Tuesday, March 15, 2022

fernet about dre

2 oz Rye Whiskey (Rittenhouse)
3/4 oz Fernet Branca
3/4 oz Meletti Amaro
2 dash Fee's Walnut Bitters (Strongwater)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with a cherry.
Two Tuesdays ago, I reached for Lou Bustamante's The Complete Cocktail Manual and came across the Fernet About Dre. This Dr. Dre song tribute drink was crafted by Philadelphia bartender Ryan Shipman, and it came across akin to the Down & Brown. In the glass, the Fernet's mint and menthol joined both amari's caramel notes on the nose. Next, the caramel continued into the sip, and the swallow flowed with rye, floral, bitter gentian, and menthol flavors.

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