Fernet-Branca

This amaro seems innocuous at first, with its coffee-brown hue and mild, root-like aroma. But it's intensely bitter from the first sip—so much so that it's hard to detect other flavors, though there's a bitter espresso and unsweetened chocolate core, plus a minty finish. Bartenders love to offer this uber-bitter liqueur as a shock-value shot; it's challenging to sip straight, even though the alcohol level is moderate. But it's also a key component of some classic drinks, like the Hanky Panky, and that's where its value lies. Kara Newman 

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  • Rating
    87
  • Alcohol
    39%
  • Bottle Size
    750 ml
  • Category
    Liqueurs/Aperitifs
  • Date Published
    4/1/2016
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