This is a sour-based cocktail inspired by fall flavors. It uses Green Hat's fall gin release as the base sprit, which is a barrel-aged gin/aquavit hybrid, featuring seasonally appropriate flavors and a higher proof to get you through the cold weather. Their 2014 release will be available on 11/15/2014. If you can't find the fall release, the year-round Green Hat gin can be used as a substitution, or any good London Dry. I created this for Thanksgiving last year and it was a huge hit. —David Lord
What You'll Need
Green Hat Gin (Fall/Winter release)
Fresh lemon juice
Fee Brothers cranberry bitters
Fee Brothers orange bitters
Demerara sugar cube
Fresh sage leaf
Combine the demerara sugar cube, the bitters, and the sweet vermouth in the bottom of a shaker and muddle the sugar cube until it is completely dissolved.
Add the Ginavit, the Fernet, and the lemon juice.
Combine with ice and shake vigorously.
Strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass.
Garnish with fresh sage leaf (clap your hands with the sage leaf in between them to help release its aroma).