Country of origin: Italy Alcohol content: 39% Alcohol by Volume
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Fernet is an Italian type of amaro, a bitter aromatic spirit. Fernet is made from a number of herbs and spices which vary according to the brand, but usually include myrrh, rhubarb, chamomile, cardamom, aloe, and especially saffron, with a base of grape distilled spirits, and coloured with caramel colouring.
Fernet is usually served as a digestif after a meal but may also be served with coffee and espresso or mixed into coffee and espresso drinks. It may be served at room temperature or with ice. A mint-flavoured version of fernet is also available.
Fernet's smell has been described as "like black licorice-flavoured Listerine".
Fernet-Branca is often consumed neat as a digestif typically served in a cordial glass, or as a mixing component(usually supportive and not as the primary ingredient) in cocktails such as the Toronto, the Fanciulli, and the more prolific Hanky Panky.
Fernet-Branca has enjoyed a recent growth in popularity in the United States particularly due to an increase in the interest in and mixing/serving of "vintage" cocktails.
About Fratelli Branca Distillerie:
Fratelli Branca Distillerie was founded in 1845 in Milan, Italy, and is best known for its amari: Fernet-Branca and Branca Menta.In 2001 the company purchased and began producing the Carpano range of aromatised wines.
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