Fernet-Branca Gin Cocktail
(based loosely on Blackfriar Cocktail served at Restaurant d'Orsay in Orlando, Florida)
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
demerara or turbinado sugar syrup*
or more if you dare
freshly squeezed lemon juice
Lemon zest garnish
cut with a vegetable peeler
Stir together the gin, sugar syrup, Fernet-Branca and lemon juice. Pour over ice cubes in a short glass. Garnish with lemon zest.
* To make the syrup: Combine 1/4 cup demerara or turbinado sugar with 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Cool; leftover syrup can be stored indefinitely in the refrigerator.