A year later almost to the day and here I am on this thread again. For some reason, the slightly cooler temperatures put me in Fernet mood. Going through Fernet cocktails in the Kindred Cocktails database I found this crazy thing called a Summer Hemingway. It does have some of the components of a Hemingway Daiquiri with the grapefruit juice, lime juice, and maraschino liqueur. But then the base liquor is Plymouth gin instead of white rum, and there is a generous and somewhat intimidating 1/2 oz Fernet float on top. There were no reviews on Kindred but since the recipe was originally published in StarChefs.com I thought that it could not be completely horrible.
by Jeremy Strawn, Mulberry Project, NYC.
1 1/2 oz Gin, Plymouth
1 1/2 oz Grapefruit juice
3/4 oz Lime juice
3/4 oz Simple syrup
1/2 oz Maraschino Liqueur, Luxardo
1/2 oz Fernet Branca (as float)
Shake all but fernet, strain into a double old fashioned, float fernet.
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Surprisingly it does retain the main flavor characteristics of a Hemingway Daiquiri. It is crisp and refreshing with a layer of complexity. The mint/eucalyptus notes of the Fernet give it a great finish. And as an added bonus they seem to do wonders for my seasonal allergies thanks to a noticeable decongesting effect. (Yes it is scientifically proven to work better than Claritin).
I think that this easily goes into my list of favorite Fernet cocktails, together with the Hanky Panky and Don't Give up the Ship. Thanks Rafa for entering it into the Kindred Cocktails database where I was able to find it.
Edited by FrogPrincesse, 21 October 2013 - 03:44 PM.