Black Pearl

Patrick Spears / Supercall

This classic tiki drink gets its black heart―and color―from Fernet-Branca, a dark, bitter Italian amaro. It also has dark rum, fresh lime juice and orgeat, which provides a nutty sweetness that softens Fernet-Branca’s menthol flavors. Both herbal and refreshing, it’s a wonderful drink for cold weather when you get tired of drinking whiskey and Cognac. And while it’s rich enough to cure the cold, it’ll also give you a taste of warmer days to come.

Bitter, Sour


  • 2 oz Dark Rum
  • .5 oz Orgeat
  • .75 oz Lime Juice
  • .25 oz Fernet-Branca
  • Mint


Step one

Add all ingredients except for the garnish to a shaker tin filled with cubed ice, and shake.

Step two

Using a Hawthorne strainer, strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice.

Step three

Garnish with a bouquet of fresh mint.

Contributed by Supercall

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