- Base Spirit Whiskey & Whisky
- Preparation Shaken
- Flavor Boozy
- Served On the Rocks
The King Cole is a forgotten class with murky origins. What is known is that the drink’s first print appearance was in Hugo Ensslin’s 1916 bestseller Recipes for Mixed Drinks.
The cocktail is a riff on the Old Fashioned. The Fernet takes the place of the bitters adding lots of spice and some bitterness. In this preparation, the unorthodox use of the shaker instead of a stir serves to thin out the texture a little.
- Combine bourbon, Fernet, and simple in a shaker. Add ice. Shake.
- Double strain into an old fashioned glass. Add chunk/large format ice.
- Garnish with an orange twist