In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine tea, lemon, ginger liqueur, whisky, and bitters. Shake for 12 seconds. Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Garnish with lemon twist and serve immediately.
I wonder if I could get my wife to try this…if I didn’t let her know it had Fernet in it.
1 oz. Domaine De Canton
1 oz Fernet Branca*
.5 oz fresh lemon juice
top with ginger beer or club soda (family opinion splits here)
In an ice filled shaker add Domaine De Canton, Fernet Branca and lemon juice. Shake hardily. Pour into a tall ice filled glass and top with the ginger beer or club soda. Garnish with lemon or a fresh mint sprig.
*Play with the measure of Fernet, just a bit will add a lot of flavor to a cocktail.
As cocktail enthusiasts you should know by now that writing and research is just an excuse for us to drink and try new cocktails, but like everyone else, the morning after can be tough. While the “hair of the dog” for many people consists of a Bloody Mary or Mimosa, we swear by a combination of the following two ingredients; Fernet Branca and ginger.
Like most cordials, Fernet was originally concocted for medicinal purposes. The combination of headache curing and stomach settling herbs include anise, camomile, cardamom, rhubarb, myrrh and eucalyptus.
It’s no secret that the other component, ginger, is traditionally used for all types of ailments as well. This is where our family differs the most; whether it is Domaine De Canton, ginger ale, ginger syrup or fresh ginger we all agree that the combination of Fernet and ginger is the best remedy for a hangover.
I am pretty sure that if you live in Georgia…you already know this, but in case you don’t…today was gorgeous. Right now my weather station says 79 degrees and 46% humidity. That weather is Denver-like.
My friend Jessica hooked me up with a whiskey that you can’t find yet in Georgia. Everyone on the internetwas raving about TX Blend. Now I have a bottle. I will give you some tasting notes when I crack it open.
I have not written on this page in a long time. I think if Lindsey can get her blog on … then I can definitely get back in the saddle. She is doing a great job. Posting about my severe toe injury and the odyssey of the file cabinet. I am writing this tonight as I slowly sip a Bufflalo Trace and Cointreau Manhattan. 1 dash Angosutra Bitters
1 dash Cointreau
2 oz Buffalo Trace
1 oz Carpano Antica sweet vermouth
I have upped the game in my cocktail making lately. I have made a ton of infused simple syrups. I also tried my hand at Oleo Saccharum. The verdict is out…but I am pretty sure I will make it again.
We made the plunge and got a kamado grill. Hopefully it will be here this week. I can’t wait to break out some pork shoulder, and all the other fun things you can do with a cooker and a smoker. I have heard great things about the Visions. I am pretty sure I will be happy with it in the long run. I just could not justify the price of a Big Green Egg. I am pretty excited about cooking on it.
Fly Fishing, Racing, Food and Life. Sometimes served with a stiff rum drink