Inch By Inch Cocktail Recipe

Nov 8, 2012 5:01 pm

A drink asks W.W.A.P.S = What Would Al Pacino Say?

4th & Swift head bartender Mike Jones eliminated gin from this drink, making it all about the Fernet Branca.
4th & Swift head bartender Mike Jones eliminated gin from this drink, making it all about the Fernet Branca.
 

Mike Jones is head bartender at 4th & Swift in Atlanta, Georgia.

When coming up with this Fernet cocktail I wanted to create something that was reminiscent of an Old Fashioned. I was playing with gin (of course), but I wanted to make Fernet the star! So inch by inch (or in this case "ounce by ounce" — and an Any Given Sunday reference) I reversed the ratio of Fernet to gin, and then finally eliminated the latter all together.

Servings: 1 cocktail

Ingredients

1 3/4 ounces Fernet Branca
3/4 ounce amaretto
1/2 ounce lemon
1/4 ounce toasted almond honey
muddled cucumber
dash of Fee Brothers Whiskey Barrel Bitters
flamed lemon twist, as garnish
Directions: 
  1. Build in mixing glass, give a nice hard shake, double-strain into fresh ice and garnish.

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Level of Difficulty: 
Easy
Prep Time: 
5 minutes
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