This week in 1883, gentleman thief Black Bart finally botched a job…after pulling off 27 stagecoach robberies. The lyrical larcenist left poems - but never dead bodies - at the scene of his crimes. Learn more here and then hold up a custom cocktail in his dishonor.
“The FXO7,” as created by Jonny Raglin , saloon-keeper of The Comstock Saloon in San Francisco, where Black Bart lived the high life, served his time, and was rumored to have been offered a golden parachute.
In your favorite cocktail glass, add…
- 1 part champagne
- 1 part Guiness Stout
…In the manner of “The Black Velvet,” a classic cocktail from Bart’s era. Into that, float approx:
- 3/4 oz Fernet Branca
Politely hold it up. Recite some verse, and imbibe.