Choke Me Softly

1 23 oz Gin, Tanqueray 10
1 23 oz Cynar
1 t Lychee liqueur, Soho
2 ds Fernet Branca
1 twst Grapefruit peel (as garnish)
Stir, strain, up, coupe, garnish with grapefuit zest and a rose petal
Dashes of Fernet are from a re-used Angostura bottle, about 1 tsp total.
Qualified for the Finals of the 2012 Diageo Wolrd Class competition. Paulo "made it thinking about mother-in-laws and their sweet/bitter dualities. The lychee comes as subtle perfume, in the best possible way.'
Choke Me Softly, Paolo Freitaz
2012 Diageo Brands, 2012 Brazilian World Class competition
From other users
  • Excellent. Just a hint of menthol from the Fernet. Used Beefeater and sub'd Thyme liqueur for Lychee. Try with St. Germain or Pear eau-de-vie — ☆☆☆☆