Dirt ‘n’ Diesel

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, May 13th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2011

This is one of 2011’s 101 Best New Cocktails.

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Dirt ‘n’ Diesel

Adapted from a recipe by Cale Green, Tavern Law/Needle & Thread, Seattle.

This recipe was included in GQ magazine’s recent feature on the 25 best cocktail bars inAmerica.

60 ml (2 oz) Cruzan Black Strap rum

15 ml (.5 oz) Fernet Branca

15 ml (.5 oz) demerara syrup

7.5 ml (.25 oz) Cynar

7.5 ml (.25 oz) fresh lime juice

1 lime wedge, as garnish

Shake over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail coupe. Add the garnish. Smile.

gaz sez:  My, oh my.  I quite honestly didn’t like the look of this recipe when I was eyeballing it, and I almost didn’t bother to test it at all, but something about it kept making me think again about Dirt ‘n’ Diesel,  I think it was probably the Fernet.  Anyway, when I did get around to taking this baby around the dance floor, I was very happy to be proved wrong about the formula.  And I love that sneaky hint of lime juice that dances at the back of the throat.

2 Responses to “Dirt ‘n’ Diesel”

  1. Cale Green says:

    Thanks for the kind words, Gaz!

  2. Gaz Regan says:

    Well deserved, Cale!

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