Dark Phoenix

Ever want to make super-rootbeer? Here you go.
1 12 oz Fernet Branca
34 oz Allspice Dram, St. Elizabeth
3 ds Bitters, Fee Brothers Whiskey Barrel Aged
4 oz Root beer, Virgil's
Shake, strain into a Collins over crushed ice. Top with root beer, and gently stir in.
My allspice dram is homemade, so I use 1 1/4 oz. As a bonus cocktail, this would be really awesome over vanilla ice cream. It makes me think of how root beer might have tasted back in the sassafrass days.
Chuck (@bitspitter) and Phaedra (@sensestorm) Cook gave me the idea... I just ran with it. Submitted to Thursday Drink Night: Sparkling and published in Mutineer Magazine, Issue 20, Nov/Dec 2011.
From other users
  • 7/22/20: Had to sub Ango bitters (1 dash). Not bad, though I would scale back the allspice dram and maybe add some mint and/or lemon peel. — ☆☆☆