Prizefighter

1 oz Fernet Branca
1 oz Sweet vermouth, Carpano Antica Formula
14 oz Lemon juice
34 oz Simple syrup
  pn Salt
2 wdg Lemon
6 lf Mint
Instructions
Muddle lemon wedges with mint, salt and simple. Shake. Strain. Rocks glass over crushed ice. Garnish with ample mint.
Notes
If no Carpano use Punt y mes or a full oz of Angostura.
From other users
  • Very good, bitter and fresh, well balanced — ☆☆☆☆
  • Nice low ABV drink. I'm not a fan of Fernet Branca but this worked out swell. — ☆☆☆☆
  • Very unique and fairly complex. The fernet is very subdued in a great way. — ☆☆☆☆☆
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4 Comments

Has anyone actually made

Has anyone actually made this? It looks like a heck of a lot of simple syrup, given the piddly amount of lemon and the other two sweet ingredients. Seems like it would be toothache sweet.

yarm's picture

2 wedges of lemon is often 1

2 wedges of lemon is often 1/3 of a lemon or around 1/2 oz juice (sometimes lemons are cut into 1/8th). 1/2 + 1/4 = 3/4 oz which will balance the simple syrup. Fernet is low sugar and does need sweetness to make it more palatable and that can come from the sweet vermouth. It is a rather balanced drink. Also, my Mint Julep recipe uses a 1/2 oz of simple syrup only balanced by Bourbon and dilution.