Bitters & Smoke

1 oz Tequila
1 oz Cynar
12 oz Fernet Branca
12 oz Mezcal
1 twst Grapefruit peel (as garnish)
Stir; strain; up; garnish.
From other users
  • Flavors mesh well but fernet predominates. — ☆☆☆
  • Whenever the Fernet-Branca exceeds 1/4 oz, it's all I can taste. — ☆☆
  • I halved the Fernet but it still overpowered. Gonna keep reducing to get better balance... UPDATE: I like it best with 1 bsp Fernet Branca! — ☆☆☆
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Kindred Cocktails's picture

I tried this last night and

I tried this last night and rated it 3 stars (good, would make again). If you like Fernet in modest (not super subtle, but not hit-you-on-the-head amounts), you'll like this cocktail. I also subbed Amaro Noninio, but the sugar balance was off. Need to swap some Cynar for more Tequila or maybe dry vermouth.

Imbibe's image of this has a

Imbibe's image of this has a dark layer over the rest of a much lighter drink. Anyone know if PH&AC layers the fernet for service?

Also: nonino seems like it'd be a really weird sub to me in this one.