Mechanics Institute's Back in the Saddle

A drink with a kick - and then some.
"No other cocktail can contain that much Fernet without it taking control of the drink," says Mechanics Institute's Ben Tua. But the seriously bitter Back in the Saddle fights fire with fire, he says. "Campari steps in and makes the cocktail an Italian showdown of intense flavour, sort of a battle of wills, and then you add the third bitter which glues the two together then the spicy ginger beer rides along the top of all three." Mechanics Institute, rear 222 William St, Northbridge, WA, (08) 9228 4189.

MECHANICS INSTITUTE'S BACK IN THE SADDLE
Add 30ml Campari, 25ml Fernet-Branca, 30ml lime juice, 20ml agave syrup and 7 dashes of orange bitters plus ice to a shaker and shake well. Strain over ice into a highball glass, top with ginger beer, garnish with a wedge of lime and serve without delay.


Newsletter

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.

Latest news
The World's 50 Best Bars 2017
10.10.2017
Seedlip, a non-alcoholic distilled spirit, arrives in Australia
10.10.2017
Bar Americano wants you to buy a stranger a drink
05.09.2017
Jacoby’s, a Twin Peaks-themed tiki bar, opens in Enmore
18.08.2017
Signature Drink: Spice Temple's Ox
14.07.2017
The Standard opens a bar in Hobart
06.07.2017
GT
Signature Collection

Find out more about the Gourmet Traveller Signature Collection by Robert Gordon Australia, including where to buy it in store and online.

Read More
Recipe collections

Looking for fresh dinner ideas? Not sure how to make the most out of seasonal produce? Or do you need to plan the perfect party menu? Our recipe collections have you covered.

See more

You might also like...

Jennifer Hawkins Sesion tequila

Tequila is the new black. At least it is for Jennifer Hawkin...

Top drops: March 2017

From a floral bottle of English bubble to a tangy gin perfec...

Signature drink: Hains & Co's Crimson Mainsail

Don’t be fooled – this cocktail looks pretty but packs a pun...

Australian sour beers

Craft brewing in Australia is hitting a sour note, and that’...

Original Sin's Grande Bellezza

A fresh, bright Italian-accented sundowner.

Short restaurant wine lists

Small is the order of the day in restaurants, with tight win...

Mitch Monaghan, Nespresso

We caught up with Nespresso Australia and New Zealand coffee...

Signature Drink: The Baxter Inn’s Charlestown

Grab the mink and the fedora – this Baxter cocktail means bu...

Game up your G&Ts with a Distiller’s Strength Gin

Is this the year of gin going where no botanicals have gone ...

Seedlip, a non-alcoholic distilled spirit, arrives in Australia

The question of what to drink when you’re not having a drink...

Signature drinks

Thirty of our favourite drinks from Australia's best bars an...

Hot 100 2015 - Drinks

The world is getting hotter and we’re not talking about glob...

Mover, shaker

The best thing you can take to a party, according to cocktai...

Best Australian red wines for drinking now

Australians are getting a taste for thirst-quenching reds ma...

Champagne breakfast: a question of etiquette

Campari with your cornflakes? Whether booze is okay at break...