|2 fl oz||Straight bottled-in-bond rye whiskey|
|1⁄2 fl oz||Fernet Branca|
|1⁄2 fl oz||Benedictine D.O.M.|
|1⁄6 fl oz||Luxardo Maraschino liqueur|
Difford's Guide remains free-to-use thanks to the support of the brands in red above.
This drink is so spirituous that it may well have finished Archibald off, but at least his last drink was a proper sharpener. Then again, the perceived health-giving herbal benefits of Fernet and Bénédictine combined in such a dosage would have perhaps got him back on his feet.
To be honest, we prefer this cocktail served on-the-rocks as the dilution takes the edge of the spirituous attack and opens the drink, releasing more of its delicate herbal complexity.