Bartender’s Bingo

fernet branca, maraschino, mezcal, rye, yellow chartreuse
Bartender's Bingo presented by Cocktail Detour


A lot of ingredients, and a lot of originators. This is the Bartender’s Bingo by Luke O’Neil, Evan Kenney and Sam Gabrielli.

According to the legend this cocktail started out as a parody. But the result turned out so delicious, the cocktail ended up on the menu of a bar in Somerville, USA.

So yes, you need to bring out a lot of bottles, squeeze both lemon and lime, produce a lot of bitter dashes and then put all bottles back again. Is it worth it you may ask yourself…

…we say yes! This drink is so much fun and it looks pretty and tastes good. It’s sour, boozy and overall interesting. Excellent proof that just fooling around in your liquor cabinet might result in something grand.

Recipe spotted in Frederic Yarm’s wonderful book Boston Cocktails: Drunk & Told.

Bartender’s Bingo



1,5 oz rye
0,5 oz Fernet Branca
0,5 oz yellow Chartreuse
0,5 oz maraschino liqueur
0,5 oz lemon juice
0,5 oz lime juice
1 dash Angostura bitters
1 dash Peychaud’s bitters
1 dash orange bitters


Shake with fresh ice and strain into a rocks glass pre-rinsed with Del Maguey mezcal Vida.



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