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Its decisive tone is derived from the unique taste of its individual ingredients which results in an undeniable rich digestive bitter that finishes with a delicately spiced aftertaste.
Intensely bitter since its inception in 1845, Fernet-Branca has been produced according to the original recipe that has been handed down from generation to generation. The bitters are made from 27 herbs and other ingredients.
Fernet-Branca is a dark liqueur with a bitter, black licorice flavor. It was originally invented in Italy in 1845 as a stomach medicine. These days, its actual “medicinal” properties seem suspect — although, lots of people swear that it’s a magical hangover cure — but it’s a great spirit in its own right, and just a little bit adds a whole lot of flavor to a cocktail.
Take the first sip and pause a few seconds to introduce yourself to the decisive bitter tone of the Colombo and Aloe and the unmistakable character of Gentian. The second sip will reveal the distinct spiced flavor of Zedoary and the full flavor of Chamomile. But the overall richness of Fernet-Branca is not revealed until the third and final sip when the balanced bitter aftertaste prevails over the spicy tones of Myrrh.
19 Fernet Branca Cocktails
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