Created at New York's Four Seasons with the help of Charles Corbin and Nicholas Drakides, this unusual but simple drink was inspired by years of going up to bars, seeing a bottle of Campari, and wondering "Why?" The bottle, never in use, seemed to not be living up to its potential, so I decided to give it a try.
Now, on the night I decided this, I was also out with friends on a wild night, so I wasn't looking for a "sit thoughtfully and sip" drink. I needed something fun. So, with the addition of a liberal amount of tequila and a tricky balancing act of sweet and bitter, the Broken Nose was born. As for the name, it stems from both the generous amount of tequila (fightin' liqour!) and the blood-red color of the drink, so before you order one make sure you have a package of frozen peas handy.
Pour tequila, Campari, sour mix, and bitters into a shaker with ice, and shake until condensation forms on the outside of the shaker. Pour into a highball glass with ice, and top with ginger ale.