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Fernet Me Not
Recipe adapted from Dave Kwiatkowski, Sugar House, Detroit, MI
Yield: 1 drink
Cook Time: 10 minutes
2 cups fresh blackberries, plus one blackberry for garnish
1 cup demerara sugar
Ice, plus crushed ice
1 ounce Fernet Branca
1 ounce Averna Amaro
¾ ounce lime juice
1. Juice the blackberries, reserving ½ cup of the juice and discarding the pulp. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the demerara sugar and 1 cup of water and stir until dissolved. Let cool. Measure ½ cup of the syrup and place in a container. Reserve the remaining syrup for another use. Add the ½ cup of fresh blackberry juice to the container and stir to combine.
2. Fill an Old-Fashioned glass with crushed ice. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the Fernet, Averna, lime juice and ¾ ounce of the blackberry syrup. Shake well and strain into the ice-filled Old-Fashioned glass. Garnish with a blackberry and the sprig of mint, and serve.