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Fernet Branca & Branca Menta Recipes


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#151 Fernet-Bronco

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 07:51 PM

This is a great thread! I was surprised to find that some don't love this fine elixir. The Bronco prefers his Branca in large sips from a cordial glass following a good meal. However, this cocktail, the Industry Sour, from the fine bartenders at Taste in St. Louis is also great:

 

1 oz Fernet-Branca

1 oz green chartreuse

1 oz lime juice

1 oz simple syrup

 

This is the recipe they use. It's quite complex, interesting, and at moments challenging. As it is, it's a touch sweet for me. But cutting the sugar in half throws things too out of whack. Meddlers beware.



#152 FrogPrincesse

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 12:44 PM

I had to try this one because of its name and because it contained Fernet.

The Trainspotter (Thomas Newcomb via Gaz Regan) with Dickel rye (Willet 2-year rye), St Germain, cherry heering (Luxardo cherry liqueur), Fernet-Branca.

It's a clever way to sneak in Fernet into a cocktail, although it seems like such a crazy idea to combine Fernet with St Germain. Someone thought it tasted like cherry-flavored cough syrup, but I respectfully disagree. It does not really taste like Fernet either; everything meshes together really well, with the rye front and center. It's described as a twist on the Brooklyn cocktail and it has a similar vibe, a bit rich and aromatic.

 

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Edited by FrogPrincesse, 24 February 2015 - 12:46 PM.