1 1⁄2 oz Campari
1⁄2 oz Gin, Tanqueray (or use more Campari)
1⁄2 oz Cynar
1⁄4 oz Fernet Branca (scant)
1 ds Orange bitters (50% Fee / 50% Regans')
3 twst Orange peel (expressed, one as garnish)

Stirred, garnished with heavy orange oil and a pigtail twist.


Originally with 2oz Campari and no gin. Revised in the second edition of Beta Cocktails.

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Posted by Dan on 2/12/2011
Created by
Toby Maloney, The Violet Hour, Chicago, IL
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  • This is a campari cocktail and it's great.
  • Wow...really really good. Even when made with Dolin Dry, which was all I had. Can't wait to try again when I pick up a bottle of blanc.
  • Very Campari-ish.
  • Holy shit
  • Told should have 20 ds of Regan's orange bitters. Will update as necessary after trying.
  • Make this for Mike Yarsky
  • Enormous, bitter, and relatively low alcohol. A nice appertivo. For that purpose, half-size is probably fine.
  • 12/28/17 - The Collins - Amazed at the Mint flavor in this drink.
  • Not as bitter as you might expect with 1.5 of Campari, Cynar and Fernet. Good kind of cocktail that tastes greater than sum of its parts.Used .25 of Fernet as called for, and I wouldn't do any more lest it overpower.
  • Love it, but I do notice Beta has .25 oz Cynar. Not that I prefer the lesser amount...
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Delicious. Bitter and refreshing. The Campari/Cynar/vermouth is the center of the drink: the Campari is definitely in control, but the Cynar adds interesting herbal/honeyed/savory accents; the blanc vermouth lightens it all up and adds wine, vanilla, and orange notes. Subtle mint from the Fernet and botanical complexity from the Tanq. Some unexpected leather notes on the way down. The orange oil upfront is worth the three twists. I made this half-sized and upon my first sip immediately wished I'd made more.

Did not have bianco vermouth; subbed in Lillet Blanc. Very refreshing, bitter with just enough sweet to balance 👍🏼

Bottom three ingredients differ from Amaro by BT Parsons. This is better.