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Dowager Countess

This delightful little cocktail is named for the Downtown Abbey character played by Maggie Smith. Similar to a Negroni, but with fernet instead of Campari to add a little herbal complexity. This version uses sparkling wine instead of club soda to add a little more sweetness.


US | Metric
Metric | US
  • Gin - 1½ fl oz
  • Sweet Vermouth - 1½ fl oz
  • Fernet Branca - 1½ tsp
  • Orange Peel - 1 twist


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