The Iconic Spirits Blog

The Phenomenon of Fernet

August 8, 2012

Tags: Fernet, Fernet-Branca

Some believe it to be a hangover remedy, and others regard it as a cure-all. If you had an upset stomach and an Italian grandmother, it was administered to you as a child. Fernet is one of the most popular drinks in the exploding cocktail culture, which is baffling to the rest of us: The forbidding potion is an amaro, a bitter, black spirit, and its taste has been described as “licorice-flavored Listerine.” (more…)