Nitty Gritty

Special Equipment : Bar Set, Cocktail Strainer, Coupe Glass, Peeler
Serves: 1 (8 Oz) Cocktail


  • 1 Oz Rittenhouse Rye
  • 1/4 Tablespoon Fernet
  • 1 1/2 Oz Carrot Juice
  • 1/2 Oz Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Oz Star Anise Syrup
  • 1 Sprig Mint
  • 1 Each Orange Twist
  • 16 Oz Ice

Star Anise Simple

  • 5 Oz Water
  • 5 Oz Granulated Sugar
  • 1 1/4 Cup Star Anise, Whole


Star Anise Simple:

  • In a pot, add your sugar, & water. Bring this to a boil. Once boiling add Star Anise whole. Let the simple sit & really develop the deep flavors from they star anise. Let steep for 1 hour. Once the flavors have fully developed, strain.

Making the Nitty Gritty:

  • Using a shaker, add in the rye, fernet, carrot, & lemon juice. Add 16 oz of ice, & shake well. Pour drink into glass & serve up in a coupe glass. Garnish with an orange twist, mint sprig & star anise

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