Dobbs Cocktail
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About this Cocktail

Manhattan variation courtesy Matt Dawson - Brooklyn Social Club.

  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth (Carpano Antica)
  • 1/4 oz Fernet Branca
  • Lemon peel

Add bourbon and vermouth to glass over ice. Stir briskly for 20-30 seconds. Rinse chilled coupe glass with Fernet Branca. Leave remaining Fernet. Strain bourbon/vermouth mixture over top. Garnish with an expressed lemon peel.

  • Dani DeLuna
    I have a hard time doing Fernet with a lemon peel, used orange peel and a dash of Angostura. What a lovely, dark cocktail. Maybe even preferable to a Toronto! Thanks for sharing!
  • Brandon Herring
    Finally made this one (with Cocchi.) My fav new manhattan variation. Another nice one Mr. Heller.
  • Nick Heller
    I'll be enjoying one this evening after a long day of work. Cheers !
  • @ Romo
    Great cocktail. Love the subtle touch of Fernet Branca. Always works well in small proportions. Awesome.
  • Hunter Orahood
    Great cocktail and a great bar
  • Frederic Yarm
    This has been attributed to a few people & bars across the web. In reality, it's essentially the Fanciulli from 1930s The Old Waldorf Astoria Bar Book toned down (most people make it closer to the Dobbs recipe though).

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