Bitter Spring

1 oz Fernet Branca
1 oz Gold rum, Flor de Caña Gold 4
34 oz Ginger syrup
34 oz Orgeat (toasted hazlenut)
34 oz Lemon juice
1 ds Peychaud's Bitters (as a float)
Shake until ice is slushy, Collins, additional crushed ice, heavy dashes of Peychaud's
From other users
  • Bright red and muddy orange wasn't that attractive. Tasted pretty good though. Similar Golden Gate Swizzle is better. — ☆☆☆☆
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Out of curiosity I made

Out of curiosity I made toasted hazlenut orgeat, though I don't think it is really necessary. This is similar to (but not quite as good as) the Golden Gate Swizzle. I used Canton in place of ginger syrup, Rhum Barbancourt 8 yr rum, and strained it as I wasn't wanting the slushy preparation.

Love this beverage, Sother

Love this beverage, Sother says you can use regular orgeat in place of the hazelnut and the drink won't suffer. It's really more of a float of Peychauds, the top sixth of the finalized drink should be red.

I used regular (homemade)

I used regular (homemade) orgeat, and did the Peychaud's as a float (though not quite 1/6—wasn't ready for that), and it's a lovely drink.