This post is sponsored by Fernet-Branca. All opinions and creations are my own.
I recently had a cute taco lunch with my girlfriends to catch up and I made Fernet-Branca cocktails! Typically, you drink Fernet-Branca neat, but I decided to have some fun with it. A little background on Fernet before I get into the yummy recipe’s is that Fernet was born in Italy by the Branca family in 1845 and is still being managed by a sixth generation family member! Fernet-Branca is the preferred digestif on the market and made from 27 herbs, spices, & roots from 4 continents which makes a wonderful aromatic blend. As you know, I love my teas so drinking Fernet is delicious to me as I am all for herbs & spices in drinks.
Below is the proper way to taste Fernet
How to serve Fernet-Branca?
- Take the first sip and pause a few seconds to introduce yourself to the decisive bitter tone of the Colombo, Aloe, and the unmistakable character of the Gentian.
- The second sip will reveal the distinct spiced avors of Zedoary (from the ginger family) and the full flavor of Chamomile.
- 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.
I decided to make two separate cocktails because even though I do love drinking Fernet neat after a big Italian meal, I knew my friends were going to be more into cocktails. Plus, it looks cute!
Fernet-Branca with Berries and Rosé
- .5 oz of Fernet-Branca
- juice of 1/2 of a grapefruit
- 1.5 oz of vodka
- 2 oz. of sweet rosé champagne
- A few strawberries
- A few blackberries
HOW TO MAKE IT
Add grapefruit juice, Fernet-Branca, champagne and vodka. Shake until icy cold. Add strawberries and blackberries as garnishing inside drink.
Fernet-Branca with Thyme and Carpano
- 1 ounce of Fernet Branca
- 1 ounce of Carpano Antica
- 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon of maple syrup
- 4-5 blackberries
- 1 teaspoon of fresh thyme leaves
- 2-3 ounces of club soda
HOW TO MAKE IT
Combine Fernet Branca, lemon juice, maple syrup, blackberries, and thyme leaves. Toss in a handful of ice and mix. Mix until the blackberries are being loosened up into the drink. Add club soda and serve on the rocks glass or as a martini.
My favorite for sure was the Fernet-Branca with Thyme and Carpano. My friend Camila liked more the Fernet-Branca with Berries and Rosé. The spices and herbs in the Fernet makes it a relaxing yet delicious drink! If you try making these at home, let me know!
Drink responsibly! xoxo