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The Un-Usual Suspect
© Wendell T. Webber

The Un-Usual Suspect

  • SERVINGS: Makes 1 drink

Canlis • Seattle

Bartender Kai Braaten offers the Un-Usual Suspect as an alternative to the Negroni, another pleasantly bitter aperitif cocktail. Both drinks use Italian bitters, but Braaten prefers Fernet-Branca's herbal complexity to the Campari in Negronis for this drink.

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  1. Ice
  2. 1 1/2 ounces gin
  3. 3/4 ounce fresh grapefruit juice
  4. 1/2 ounce Drambuie
  5. 1/2 ounce Honey Syrup
  6. 1/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  7. 1/8 ounce Fernet-Branca
  8. Dash of Angostura bitters
  9. 1 grapefruit twist
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the twist and shake well. Strain the drink into a chilled coupe and garnish with the grapefruit twist.