The Basco

Expected to be bitter, but quite smooth
1 12 oz Gin, Citadelle
1 12 oz Campari
34 oz Fernet Branca
3 ds Orange bitters
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a frozen coupe glass. Optional garnish: an orange twist.
I had expected the flavor to be a bit more bitter, but for a first experiment I found it quite smooth, as did a few others who tried a taste.
I was in my favorite restaurant in Chino, CA and wanted "something bitter" using Fernet Branca. The bartender had no ideas, so I decided a riff on the Negroni would be interesting.
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