Fernet Branca

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Fernet Branca is a generic term for an amaro type bitter made from a number of herbs and spices and usually served as a digestif after a meal.

The Toronto Cocktail is a cocktail the incorporates Fernet Branca and is a twist on the classic Manhattan. Fernet is also the preferred post-shift bar shot of the professional bartender.

Fernet Branca Recipe:

Cardamom
25 gram
Lemon Peel
40 gram
Iva Herb (Achillea Moschata)
60 gram
Curacao Peel
75 gram
Calisaya Bark
75 gram
Angelica Root
90 gram
Orris Root
115 gram
Wormwood
140 gram
Calamus Root
140 gram
Bitter Orange Peel
170 gram
Gentian Root
230 gram

Instructions

Combine the herbs and spices in a mortar and grind to a coarse powder.

To make the Fernet Branca bitters, combine 30 ml (1 oz) of the essence with 1700 ml of 40% alcohol and 190 ml of simple syrup.

Notes:

Iva is known in Switzerland as forest lady's herb (Wildfräulein Kraut) and has been used there for centuries as a stomachic tonic.

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