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King Cole: Cousin of the Old Fashioned


  • 2 oz Bourbon I used Bulleit
  • 1/4 oz Fernet-Branca
  • 1/4 oz simple syrup
  • Orange peel to garnish


  • Pour all the liquid ingredients into an ice-laden mixing glass and stir until cold. Strain the cocktail into an old fashioned glass over fresh ice – don’t use the grody ice that you mixed the drink with.
  • Cut a a piece of orange peel over the glass making sure the zest coats the top of the drink. Toss the peel in the glass or skewer it with a sharp object for show.