Do you ever think of a cocktail name, then just HAVE to make a drink for it?

That’s how this cocktail came about – if I recall, it was when Chris and I were having drinks at Trick Dog in San Francisco. Chris was drinking something with lots of obscure “hipster” ingredients and joked it was so good, he might just turn into a Hipster himself.  … Well, the rest is history.

This cocktail is designed to use the most hipster ingredients possible in such a delicious way that it’ll turn anyone into a Rye Whiskey and Fernet guzzling hipster. (Suspenders and twirly moustache optional.)

I’ll let you decide if Rye Whiskey and Fernet are “hipster” or not – but regardless, it IS a great name, right?

The Accidental Hipster

The Accidental Hipster

This cocktail is so good it might just turn you into a hipster – don’t say I didn’t warn you!
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  • 3/4 oz Rye Whiskey We used Rittenhouse Rye
  • 3/4 oz Fernet Branca
  • 3/4 oz Maraschino Liqueur We used Luxardo
  • 3/4 oz Lemon Juice


  • Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker
  • Shake
  • Strain into a coupe or cocktail glass
  • Garnish with a lemon zest and cocktail cherry