1 oz Rum, Barbancourt (8 yr)
1⁄2 oz Fernet Branca
1⁄2 oz Lemon juice
1⁄2 oz Simple syrup
1⁄4 oz Bitters, Angostura

Shake with ice and double strain into a coupe glass.

Cocktail summary
Posted by Dan on 6/06/2010
Created by
Don Lee, PDT, New York, NY
Is an
authentic recipe
4 stars
4 stars
(18 ratings)
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  • Subbed agave for the simple syrup and used a quarter of the amount - not enough as it turned out. — ★★★★
  • This is one smooth cocktail. Made with Appleton 12 and dark simple.
  • Augie had at Drink June 2016
  • Nice cocktail; I will make again. Reminds me in some ways of an industry sour. — ★★★★
  • Cut back the Angostura a bit, and served this down (chilled glass, no rocks) as the link suggests as an option. The medicinal aspects of the fernet are strong. Interesting. — ★★★★★
  • Really nice. Strong Angostura. Surprisingly, it needed the simple. Made again with Barbancourt; better with Clement VSOP. — ★★★★★
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Made this tonight for Repeal Day, and I'm wondering where it's been all my life. I subbed St. James Hors d'Age for the Barbancourt. Weirdly enough, the Ango Orange drives this cocktail - it's got a strong bitter orange peel/vitamin aroma and flavor, but considering all the bitter in this, it is only mildly so. This is really delicious stuff. 



Dan commented on 2/22/2012:

Finally got around to trying this. Excellent, although I think it can use more rum. I used 2 oz, unless I measured wrong (which is possible).

Dan commented on 4/21/2013:

Made again. Don't use more rum, at least not more Barbancourt. It results in a flatter cocktail. Consider less Angostura and more of the other bitters as it dominates.

jaba commented on 3/20/2014:

This is amazing. It's complex yet refreshing. I used Fee Bros Orange instead of the Angostura orange. Not sure how different they are. Also, per Dan's recommendation, I used a teaspoon each of the 3 bitters.