Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Bonsoni Cocktail

Source:  Recipes for Mixed Drinks page:  9
1/3 Fernet Branca

Ingredient: Fernet Branca

Also Known As:  Fernet What it is:  Bitters

A type of amaro, a bitter, aromatic spirit. Fernet is made from a number of herbs and spices which vary according to the brand, but may include myrrh, rhubarb, chamomile, cardamom, aloe, and saffron, with a base of grape distilled spirits, and colored with caramel coloring. Fernet-Branca, an Italian brand of Fernet made by the Fratelli Branca distillery, is usually served as a digestif after a meal but may also be served with coffee and espresso or mixed into coffee and espresso drinks. It may be served at room temperature or on the rocks (with ice).

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2/3 Italian vermouth

Ingredient: Italian vermouth

What it is:  Vermouth

Fortified wine, flavored with aromatic herbs and spices ("aromatized" in the trade) such as cardamom, cinn

Substitution:  vermouth

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Shake well in a mixing glass with cracked ice, strain and serve.