Going Menthol

Going Menthol

  • 2.0 oz. London Dry gin
  • 0.75 oz. sloe gin (Plymouth)
  • 0.25 oz. creme de menthe (Tempus Fugit)
  • 0.25 oz. Fernet Branca

Stir with ice and strain into glass.

I really like Fernet Branca, but there are so few traditional cocktails that use it. Toronto and Hanky Panky, then you’re pretty much done. I wanted something to show off the Fernet and give a nice final drink for an evening. The mint liqueur pairs well with it, and the sloe gin is strong enough to balance it with sweet and tart. The base of gin certainly works with the sloe gin liqueur and offers botanical notes to play with the Fernet.

Nice, four simple ingredients. Strong, Fernet-forward taste. Puts me in the perfect place to end a night.

Or maybe I’ll also get a shot of Fernet.

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