Fernet Week

La Danse Diable Cocktail Recipe

Fernet: Last frontier or can't live without it?
Nov 9, 2012 4:31 pm

At the recently opened Pour Vous in Los Angeles, Adrian Biggs created La Danse Diable as a variation on the Harvard (a cognac Manhattan), but arrived at Fernet Branca, the most widely available Fernet brand in the U.S, as an alternative for vermouth to lighten this stirred drink with a hint of bitterness and complexity.

Inch By Inch Cocktail Recipe

A drink asks W.W.A.P.S = What Would Al Pacino Say?
Nov 8, 2012 5:01 pm

A Fernet cocktail inspired by a reference to a Pacino flick? We gotta try this...

6 Chefs And Bartenders On What Fernet-Branca Means To Them

The industry is mad for this stuff
Nov 8, 2012 3:01 pm

As part of Fernet Week, we reached to chefs across the country and asked them to pay tribute to the inky amaro that is becoming massively popular within the bar and restaurant industry.

Meet The Secret Count Behind Fernet-Branca

Eduardo Branca, the future of Fernet-Branca
Nov 8, 2012 11:01 am

I’m standing in the lobby of the Hotel Monteleone in the New Orleans French Quarter with Count Eduardo Branca, the man responsible with steering the future of one of Italy's most-regarded spirits producers. All we want to do is find an icy shot. 

The Murray Cocktail

The Grasshopper gets a boost from Uncle Fernet
Nov 7, 2012 5:01 pm

The Murray pays homage to the classic Grasshopper cocktail, but the men behind NYC's The Rum House take the drink in a slightly more sophisticated direction swapping out Crème de Menthe in favor of Branca Menta.

Postcards From Italy Cocktail

Why send mail when you can have one of these?
Nov 6, 2012 4:33 pm

To bartender Tonia Guffey, Fernet is a little weird, but absolutely beautiful at the same time. I wanted to make something that had fall flavors as well. I love the way that mint and chocolate work together. I also love the marriage of chocolate and orange, which is commonly found in cooking. This drink is a balance of sour citrus and soft sweetness.

Drink Better Guide: 8 Fernets Around The World

There's Branca, of course. But many others await.
Nov 6, 2012 2:01 pm
Fernet around the world

Most people come to know Fernet through Branca: that mysterious inky elixir, bitter and herbal, with its secret ingredients and a bona-fide count (as in, “ah-ah-ah!”) behind it. Fernet-Branca may be the most popular – and perhaps even the first commercial brand – of its particular breed of amaro, but it’s not alone. A number of distilleries produce their own versions, both in the liqueur’s native Italy and abroad — including several American-made incarnations.

Why Fernet Is Fueling The Restaurant Industry, And Not As Bad Tasting As You Think

Your favorite chefs likely drink this bitter spirit
Nov 5, 2012 1:01 pm

Chefs love Fernet. Bartenders love Fernet. People who write about chefs and bartenders love Fernet. Mario Batali loves Fernet. It ends about there. So why are we paying tribute all week to this mysterious Italian spirit, a liquid that packs a punch at first sniff — and a walloping left jab before the empty shot glass hits the stick?

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