All Jacked Up

1 oz Mezcal
1 oz Sweet vermouth
34 oz Apple brandy, Lairds 100 proof
14 oz Fernet Branca
14 oz Maraschino Liqueur
Stir, strain, serve over ice in a rocks glass with an apple fan as garnish.
From other users
  • Superb. The Fernet is quite subtle. A touch sweet. Maybe sub in some dry vermouth next time. — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Made with Applejack. Nice apple-y fall drink. The smoke and fernet are used well, not overwhelming. — ☆☆☆
  • Maybe a little too smooth - needs a bite of something....More fernet? — ☆☆☆☆
  • Very tasty - I actually agree that it may be a tad sweet, although it didn't bother me. I might try with .75 of the vermouth. — ☆☆☆☆☆
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An excellent drink"All Jacked

An excellent drink "All Jacked Up" is; but sweet, I think not. One person suggested reducing the sweet vermouth. I used Dolin sweet vermouth, and it was just right. Some sweet vermouth are very sweet (e.g., Cinzano). This is a drink where the brand of sweet vermouth will make a distinct difference.

Myself, I would not reduce the sweet vermouth with this drink, primarily because it would throw off the drink's balance. The drink would, I believe, have a smokier flavor, and the Fernet Branca would also, I believe, be more pronounced. As it is, everything is in its place. In short, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"