Fernet Branca is a type of Italian amaro. It is a bitter herbal liqueur that is often consumed as a digestif after a meal.
Fernet Branca is made from a secret blend of over 40 different herbs and spices, including myrrh, saffron, aloe, and chamomile, among others. The ingredients are macerated in a high-proof grain spirit, and the resulting infusion is then aged in oak barrels for at least a year to allow the flavours to develop and mellow.
The liqueur has a dark brown colour and a complex aroma with notes of mint, eucalyptus, and cinnamon. It has a bitter taste that is balanced by a subtle sweetness and a smooth, velvety texture.
Fernet Branca is often consumed neat. It can also be used as a mixer in cocktails, such as the Fernet and Coke or the Toronto.