Challenge Excepted

This cocktail is a smooth a delicious summer drink that goes well with a hearty dish such as braised short ribs. At least it did when I first tried it.
2 oz Bourbon, Maker's Mark
1 oz Fernet Branca
34 oz Tuaca
12 oz Triple sec, Cointreau
Stir/Strain/Serve Up
Tracie says that the garnish, 3 brandied cherries on a stick, is very important - the tiny amount of brandy seals the deal.
Tracie Herrmann was challenged by a customer to marry Maker's Mark and Fernet Branca - and this is what she came up with. There is already a "Challenge Accepted" cocktail in the database - Tracy's desired name - so I am calling this one "Challenge Excepted." Interestingly enough, that one also contains Fernet. The system also provides a few other similar drinks - the Alcazer and the Root of All Evil in particular perhaps.
From other users
  • Try reducing Fernet to 0.75 oz — ☆☆☆
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