Have You Tried These 9 Amazing Fernet Branca Cocktails Yet?

9 Amazing Fernet Branca Cocktails to Try
Just can't get enough of Fernet Branca? Don't worry as we're to indulge you a little more. Here are some of the best cocktail recipes of Fernet Branca, so go crazy and try 'em all. We promise not to judge!
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Jan 21, 2018
Born here, Popular there!
Although this drink was first produced in Milan in 1845, this drink is most popular in Argentina, producing about 25 million liters per year.
Isn't it nice to cozy up in the warm, slightly sweet embrace of a good cocktail? Just let its sweet and gentle kiss take over till you're knocked off your senses? If yes, then this drink is definitely not for you. Its unforgivingly strong taste will definitely take some getting used to, even for the hardcore drinkers.

Fernet Branca is a member of the Italian amaro-bitter liqueurs. It is usually served as a digestif, especially after a really heavy meal. It is said to have the power to counter the overindulgence at the dinner (you know what we mean!). Although the first encounter with this drink can be jarring, you will be tempted again and again.

It is an aromatic spirit with a strong bitter taste laced with some really pungent flavors (not for the fainthearted). It is a grape-based distilled spirit with a clear, light brown appearance. Its aromatic quality come from herbs like myrrh, rhubarb, chamomile, aloe, menthol, eucalyptus and saffron (speak of overindulgence!). It contains forty five percent alcohol (yikes!) and is usually served with coffee or espresso. Sometimes, it is mixed with cola or soda; however, some aficionados of this drink like to have it on its own.
Fernet Branca Cocktail Drink Recipes
Fernet Branca is usually paired with other alcohols that have strong taste themselves. Apparently, that's only way how other ingredients can manage to shine through this drink. If such strong taste is not for you, you can balance it out with something sweet. Certain fresh hits of lime and lemony flavor as well as the pungent hit of ginger are oh-so-damn-good with this drink!

Things you'll need

● Ice, loads of it
● Cocktail shaker
● Mixing glass
● Strainer
● Muddler
● Bar spoon
Toronto Cocktail
Cocktail with ice cola whiskey
Ingredients
● Rye Whiskey or Bourbon, 2 oz.
● Fernet Branca, 0.25 oz.
● Sugar Syrup, 0.25 oz.
● Angostura Bitters, 2 dashes
● Lemon wedge, 1 (optional)

Procedure
1. Combine all the ingredients together along with some ice.
2. Stir it for 20 seconds, and strain it into a glass with or without ice.
3. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
Eeyore's Requiem
Two liquor glasses
Ingredients
● Campari, 1.5 oz.
● Tanqueray gin, 0.5 oz.
● Cynar, 0.25 oz.
● Fernet Branca, 0.25 oz.
● Sweet Vermouth, 1 oz.
● Orange Bitters, 15 drops

Procedure
1. Combine all the ingredients together along with some ice.
2. Stir it till the drink is mixed well.
3. Strain it into a glass with some ice.
The Late Night Reviver
Charlie Chaplin Cocktail
Ingredients
● Lime Juice, 0.5 oz.
● Ginger Syrup, 0.75 oz.
● Fernet Branca, 0.5 oz.
● Beefeater Gin, 1.5 oz.
● Ginger Syrup: 1 L of ginger juice + 1.25 lb. Sugar

Procedure
1. Add all the ingredients and some ice into a cocktail shaker.
2. Shake the ingredients for about a minute.
3. If you don't have a cocktail shaker, you can stir all the ingredients together for about 5 good minutes.
4. Strain the drink into a cocktail glass.
Hanky Panky
Manhattan Cocktail
Ingredients
● London Dry Gin (or Cognac), 1.5 oz.
● Sweet Vermouth, 1.5 oz.
● Fernet Branca, 2 dashes
● Orange Peel (optional)

Procedure
1. Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass, along with some ice.
2. Give them a good stir and strain it into a martini glass.
3. Garnish with some orange peels.
Forgetfully, Fernet
Cocktail Drinks
Ingredients
● Irish Whiskey, 1.5 oz.
● Fernet Branca, 1 oz.
● Sugar Syrup, 0.5 oz.
● Lemon Juice, 1 oz.
● Ginger Juice, 1 oz.
● Lime Slice, 1
● Sprig of Mint, 1

Procedure
1. Add all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with some crushed ice.
2. Shake it for about a minute or two depending on how strong you want your drink to be (the best kinda upper body workout).
3. Strain it into a glass, and garnish with a slice of lime and some mint leaves.
Pimm's Italiano
Sweet Mojito
Ingredients
● Pimm's No. 1, 3 oz.
● Fernet Branca, 1.5 oz
● Ginger Ale, 4.5 oz.
● Fresh Mint Leaves
● Lemon, 3-4 Wedges

Procedure
1. Combine the mint leaves and lemon into a glass using a muddler or a spoon.
2. Add some ice and the other ingredients to it and stir.
3. Strain it a glass with some fresh ice.
King Cohen Cocktail
Whiskey
Ingredients
● Blended Scotch, 2oz.
● Fernet Branca, 1 tsp.
● Sugar Syrup, ½ tsp.
● Lime Wedge, 1

Procedure
1. Combine all the ingredients in a mixing glass and add some ice.
2. Stir well and strain it in a glass with some fresh ice.
3. Garnish with a wedge of lime.
Benton Park Swizzle
Fruit Lemonade with Lime and Ice Cubes.
Ingredients
● Gold Rum, 2 oz.
● Fernet Branca, 0.5 oz.
● Sugar Syrup, 0.5 oz.
● Lemon juice, 0.75 oz.
● Fresh Mint Leaves
● Lime, a few slices

Procedure
1. Muddle the mint leaves and lime slices in a glass with a muddler or a spoon.
2. Add in all the ingredients and give it a good stir.
3. Strain it in a tall glass with loads of ice.
4. Garnish with some fresh mint leaves and a slice of lime.
Appetizer a l'italienne
Mojito
Ingredients
● Sweet Vermouth, 2 oz.
● Fernet Branca, 0.5 oz.
● Absinthe, 0.25 oz.
● Lemon Juice, 0.25 oz.
● Fresh Mint Leaves
● Sprig of Rosemary, 1

Procedure
1. Add all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and add some ice.
2. Shake it for sometime and strain into a tall glass.
3. Garnish with a lime wedge, some mint leaves, and a sprig of rosemary.
You can also alter the concentration of Fernet Branca as per your taste. Dare to try one of these, and you won't be disappointed!