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Tonight’s Libation

This is what I will be drinking this evening:

Smoky Iced Tea and Whiskey Cooler From Serious Eats

Smoky Iced Tea and Whiskey Cooler

About This Recipe

YIELD: makes 1 cocktail
ACTIVE TIME: 5 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 5 minutes
SPECIAL EQUIPMENT: cocktail shaker
THIS RECIPE APPEARS IN: Drinking in Season: Smoky Iced Tea and Whiskey Cooler

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces brewed Lapsang Souchong tea, chilled
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ounce Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur
  • 1 ounce rye whiskey
  • Dash Angostura bitters
  • Garnish: Lemon twist

Procedures

  1. 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.

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Hang over? Fernet about it!

Bailey - Splice the Mainbrace:

I wonder if I could get my wife to try this…if I didn’t let her know it had Fernet in it.

Recipe:

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.

 

Originally posted on The American 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.

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