The New Orange

This is such a great post. It applies to so many drinks. Probably way over 1,001 🙂

You can take this idea a step further, too. Tonight I’m having an Old King Cole – 2oz Bourbon, 1/4 oz Fernet Branca and 1/4 oz simple syrup. Fernet Branca has such a distinct taste (very strong and bitter) you could never balance it with simple syrup if you upped the amounts to 1/2 oz each. Still, equal parts at the lower dosage is what works. Most ingredients will fit into the 2-1/2-1/2 ratio Dave outlines, but some stronger ones may need a gentler touch. As I type this, I’m even thinking of Drambuie, which tends to overwhelm every drink I try it with. Like Fernet Branca, a little goes a very long way.

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