3⁄4 oz Fernet Branca
1⁄2 oz Herbal liqueur, Green Chartreuse
3⁄4 oz Ginger syrup (spicy)
3⁄4 oz Lime juice
1⁄2 oz Demerara Rum, Lemon Hart 151 (as float)

Shake, strain, rocks, garnish, float.


Norton I, né Joshua Norton, was a 19th Century San Francisco vagrant and beloved social fixture who declared himself Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico, a declaration indulged by San Francisco high society and lovers of the odd and extraordinary alike. I honor His Imperial Majesty with an appropriately eccentric and elaborate drink befitting the breadth and grandeur of his Empire, with a notable appearance by Fernet Branca, his capital city's equally unusual and beloved amaro of choice.

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His Imperial Majesty Norton I.
Created by
Rafa García Febles, NYC.
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  • 1st sip was a bit too much, but after that I appreciated the balancing of these funky ingredients. — ★★★★
  • Absinthe over rum
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Would a lime twist or lime wheel be the intended garnish mentioned in the instructions?