- 2.0 oz. Genever (Hofland)
- 0.5 oz. Branca Menta
- 0.5 oz. elderflower liqueur (St. Elder)
- 0.25 oz. lemon juice
Shake with ice and strain into coupe. Garnish with lemon “wing”.
There’s a genever drink I fell on love with years ago called Work in Progress that features genever and Fernet Branca with St. Germain. Here is my riff on that, substituting Branca Menta with its minty bite and pairing it with lemon. Floral and bright and bitter.
For the name, Hofland’s bottle features a flightless bird (looks like a pheasant to me), and maybe I had Mr. Mister in my head. Or The Beatles’ Blackbird. In either case, take this and learn to fly.