Fernet My Heart in San Francisco

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min (includes cooling time)
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 30 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 cocktail
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Ingredients

Chinese Five-Spice Simple Syrup: 

1 cup sugar

1 tablespoon Chinese five-spice powder

Cocktail:

1 1/2 ounces bourbon

3/4 ounce lime juice

1/2 ounce Fernet

Splash ginger beer

Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish

Directions

  1. For the Chinese five-spice simple syrup: Combine 1 cup water, the sugar and the five-spice powder in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Let cool. 
  2. For the cocktail: Put the bourbon, lime juice, Fernet and 1/4 ounce of the Chinese five-spice simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a Collins or highball glass filled with ice. Top with the ginger beer and garnish with a few sprigs of mint. Wax nostalgic about the Bay.

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