The modern lover
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About this Cocktail

I've always had a love hate relationship with fernet. So I'm constantly trying to put it in cocktails to make people who don't like it or haven't had it, appreciate it, including myself.
After trying Matt Tanner of Anvil and Refuge's golden gate swizzle I fell in love with fernet cocktails and the modern lover was born.

  • 2oz Barbados plantation rum
  • 3/4oz lime juice
  • 1/2oz Demerara simple syrup
  • 1/2oz Pierre Ferrand dry orange curaçao
  • 3 dashes Scrappy's Seville orange bitters
  • Fernet float
  • Mint to garnish

Combine all ingredients except for Fernet and mint in a tall glass, add crushed ice and swizzle. Top with more crushed ice for a "sno-cone" effect, drizzle Fernet over the back of a bar spoon and garnish with a healthy mint sprig. Add straw, sip, enjoy.

  • Brandon Herring
    Love a good Fernet cocktail.
  • Dan Stone
    Emily! Give Shea and Katie hugs from me. I've got lots of love for the Club.
  • Emily  Mistell
    I'm thinking about incorporating a funkier rum into it, but I don't know how it will mix with the fernet. Dan, I will!
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    try smith & cross. tell me how it turns out. i don't have scrappy's.
  • Emily  Mistell
    Smith & cross, good call. Or some wray and nephew.
  • Brandon Herring
    Can't go wrong with Smith & Cross.

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