The Fernando

Difford's Guide

Serve in a

Belgium beer glass

Garnish:

Half orange wheel slice & Luxardo Maraschino cherry

How to make:

SHAKE first 5 ingredients with ice and strain back into shaker. DRY SHAKE (without ice) and fine strain into ice-filled glass. TOP with soda and then FLOAT dark rum.

1 1/2 fl oz Bacardi 4 year old gold rum
1/2 fl oz Lime juice (freshly squeezed)
1/2 fl oz Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
2/3 fl oz Sugar syrup 'rich' (2 sugar to 1 water, 65.0°brix)
1/2 fl oz Pasteurised egg white (or aquafaba)
3 fl oz Thomas Henry Soda Water
1/2 fl oz Jamaican aged blended rum
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Review:

The dark rum float atop this elongated rum sour makes the first few sips so good that you'll want another to experience the best bit again.

Variant:

Fernando

History:

The signature cocktail at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, the oldest country club in the USA. The cocktail is an upgrade of the club's previous rum float and was created by Fernando Figueroa, who started work at the bar during Easter week in 1990.

The Fernando cocktail became famous in June 2022 when the club was hosting the U.S. Open thanks to a piece by Paul Sullivan featuring the cocktail and its creator in The New York Times. At the club, this cocktail is made with Mount Gay as the base rum and sour mix rather than freshly squeezed juices.

Nutrition:

One serving of The Fernando contains 233 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.4 standard drinks
  • 9% alc./vol. (18° proof)
  • 19.4 grams of pure alcohol
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