1 oz Bourbon
1 1⁄4 oz Cynar
1⁄2 oz Fernet Branca
1⁄2 oz Campari
1 bsp Absinthe (scant, can also sub Herbsaint)
1 bsp Maraschino cherry syrup, Luxardo (scant)
3 twst Lemon peel (express oil)

Combine all ingredients in mixing glass (express oil from lemon peels and discard), stir, rock.

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  • Very nice. Very complex. Reduced Fernet to 1/4. Dribbles of Absinthe and Luxardo — ★★★★★
  • Strong, menthol, bourbon. If you contemplate the drink you can taste the cynar and maraschino, good drink for contemplating life. — ★★★★
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