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Fernet Branca, 70cl, ABV 39%

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Fernet owes its unconventional taste to a top secret recipe that involves about 40 different herbs including saffron, rhubarb, cardamom, myrrh, chamomile, aloe and gentian root.

After that she wouldn’t “get her nose close to a bottle of Fernet for many years,” preferring gin and tonic. What does Fernet Branca taste like? “Imagine a Negroni’s nightmare and you’re not far off,” says Frank Fellows, a chef who’s had more shots of Fernet Branca than you’ve had hot dinners. Frank is the Frank behind Frank’s Vegan Kitchen and one of the many pan shakers out there who enjoys a Fernet at the end of every service. “The first time I drank Fernet was after my first meal at St John Bread & Wine,” Frank tells Mob, “the chef told me it would help after I’d inhaled so much bone marrow.” Speaking as a man who has eaten too much bone marrow on more than one occasion, I can confirm that chef was right.

We met here for the first time, the womanizer Fernet I had heard so much about,” romanticizes Yasmin Simeonova, an architect from Macedonia working in Buenos Aires. According to official courses, the Fernet Branca recipe is made of a mélange of 27 herbs, roots and spices. The exact ratio of those ingredients remains a closely guarded secret but some of the most notable include rhubarb, camomile, cinnamon, peppermint oil, and saffron. It’s that combination of peppermint oil and saffron which gives Fernet its toothpaste-adjacent menthol flavour. Some sourcesclaim that the Branca family is responsible for an estimated 75% of the world’s saffron consumption, controlling the market price of it like the spice mined on Arrakis in Frank Herbert’s Dune.

Whatever Argentina’s drinkers are suffering from, clearly this “disgusting” Italian medicine is the cure. Totally disgusting,” she confesses, letting out a “bleargh” and lowering her eyebrows, still outraged by the memory.She started swallowing the liquor toward the end of nights with friends because she liked “the refreshing and sweet taste of Coke.” Juan Chico, manager of BARTOK bar and restaurant in the upscale Palermo neighborhood in Buenos Aires, says Fernet is the most widely consumed liquor in the restaurant.

Records the default button state of the corresponding category & the status of CCPA. It works only in coordination with the primary cookie. This cookie is set by Rubicon Project to control synchronization of user identification and exchange of user data between various ad services. Typically, the initial tasting is a hostile experience, but the drink eventually wins over its audience.He’s still baffled by the fact that Argentinians pair the beverage with food at dinners and social events.

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