If you’re a “supertaster” – one of the ~35% of the population with increased taste perception, often resulting in a dislike of bitter flavors – this drink is probably not for you. But if you’ve evolved so far in your drinkery that a Negroni is child’s play, this bitter pill from Serious Eats writer Michael Dietsch is for you.
Dietsch’s recipe calls for Fernet Branca Menta and Campari. You can use another bitter, like Luxardo or Gran Classico – but steer clear of Aperol, as it will be too sweet for this drink.
Stir with ice until very well-chilled. Strain into a chilled glass, no ice.