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.