1 1⁄2 oz Rye
3⁄4 oz Lemon juice
1⁄2 oz Fernet Branca

Shake, strain, cocktail glass, lemon twist.

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Jacob Grier, Portland OR
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  • only did 1/4 oz. Fernet; might up the ginger a little bit next time, too — ★★★★
  • Very good. Fernet is present, but subdued. Added another 1/4 oz of Canton to balance the acid and bring out the ginger a touch. A good drink. — ★★★★
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Quite tart. Reducing the lemon juice to 1/2 oz would probably be good. Otherwise, fantastic.

I like this better with homemade ginger syrup. I probably won't buy another bottle of Canton when mine is gone since the ginger flavor is just too subdued.

bza commented on 4/29/2012:

Christina, you might want to try King's Ginger - a new ginger liqueur which i think has a much stronger ginger flavor. It's about the same price as the canton so it's not cheap, but i like it for mixed drinks a lot more. That said, ginger syrup (or even really muddled ginger) can often do the trick.

Thanks for the tip- I'll keep an eye out for the King's. I've never seen it, but Washington state is transitioning to privatized liquor sales, which I hope will translate to better selection...