Don's Little Bitter

Rum, Fernet Branca, Bitters, Peychaud's Bitters, Simple syrup, Lemon juice, Orange bitters
Shake with ice and double strain into a coupe glass.
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Created byDon Lee, PDT, New York, NY
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Dan on 06/06/2010


This is amazing. It's complex yet refreshing. I used Fee Bros Orange instead of the Angostura orange. Not sure how different they are. Also, per Dan's recommendation, I used a teaspoon each of the 3 bitters.

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Finally got around to trying this. Excellent, although I think it can use more rum. I used 2 oz, unless I measured wrong (which is possible).

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Made again. Don't use more rum, at least not more Barbancourt. It results in a flatter cocktail. Consider less Angostura and more of the other bitters as it dominates.

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Made this tonight for Repeal Day, and I'm wondering where it's been all my life. I subbed St. James Hors d'Age for the Barbancourt. Weirdly enough, the Ango Orange drives this cocktail - it's got a strong bitter orange peel/vitamin aroma and flavor, but considering all the bitter in this, it is only mildly so. This is really delicious stuff. 



From other users

Cut back the Angostura a bit, and served this down (chilled glass, no rocks) as the link suggests as an option. The medicinal aspects of the fernet are strong. Interesting. (5 stars)
Really nice. Strong Angostura. Surprisingly, it needed the simple. Made again with Barbancourt; better with Clement VSOP. (5 stars)

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