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Fernet Pop-Up

For your health or hunger!


In our November installment of the bar pop-up we are happy to have a line-up of fernets and some inspired cocktails.


Fernet is a bitter and less sweet liqueur stemming from the amaro family, a category of spirits that are often consumed after a meal to help aid in digestion or to help settle an upset stomach. Fernet isn’t actually a brand of spirit, it’s a style of amaro whose intense flavor is an acquired taste.



A household name in Italy, a cult hit abroad and a frequent go-to for industry comrades, Fernet is one of Italy's most enduring and unusual drinks.


According to romefile.com there were many, many health benefits claimed for Fernet Branca; in a sense, it's the world's most successful snake oil. A newspaper advertisement from 1865 claimed this "renowned liqueur" to be "febrifuge, vermifuge, tonic, invigorating, warming and anti-choleric", a drink which had furthermore helped the venerable Doctor Fernet (and several members of his family) to live for over a hundred years. It was also marketed as a cure for menstrual cramps.


The drink's numerous medicinal claims came in handy during the American prohibition; as a medicine, Fernet Branca was still legal.

Many people today claim that Fernet is an excellent digestive aid and hangover cure, just the thing to help you recover from a little over-indulgence.


We’ll explore a few single varieties and cocktails as we navigate the tasty subject.


Branca

Meletti

Florio

Jelinek


The Black Pearl

Dark Rum, fernet, orgeat, lime


Dare I Say

Rye, fernet, sweet vermouth, aperol, hopped grapefruit bitters


No reservations, just pop on in.

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