2 oz Gin
2 ds Aromatized wine, Dubonnet
2 ds Curaçao
1 twst Lemon peel (Garnish)

Stir with ice and strain into chilled coupe. Garnish with lemon peel.

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Posted by Ke_LAN on
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Lucius Beebe's Stork Club Bar Book (1946)

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  • Barely a cocktail in the sense of Pink Gin. If you use good gin, and if you like gin, this one is great.
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For gin lovers, the Napoleon is a complex and boozy drink worth making. But it's not an easy drink to make because it's difficult to measure 2 dashes. For the Fernet Branca (FB) I rinsed the Old Fashioned glass but left a very small puddle in the glass. For the others, I poured a VERY small amount in the cap and then to the mixing glass. Next time I will use a dropper for consistency and ease of adjusting the amount. But the FB dash should be less because it can easily overwhelm other ingredients. Because it is difficult to precisely measure two dashes, the resulting taste is likely to vary from batch to batch. Sometimes a diamond, sometimes a stone. Good luck!
I rated my effort as 4.0--this time.