WTF is Fernet?: Getting to know your extra-bitter Italian amaro spirits

If you’re going to order it even though you don’t like it, you might as well know what it is.  Camper English has the answer.

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16 Responses to “WTF is Fernet?: Getting to know your extra-bitter Italian amaro spirits”

  1. IhateHipsters says:

    Hipster piss drink, much like Stella

  2. one time says:

    Douchebags drink a version of it called Jagermeister — just one big family, folks.

  3. iSai says:

    Fernet and Pepsi/Coke…good stuff.

  4. Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

    All I know is that Fernet is fucking magic when I have an upset stomach.

  5. SFitall says:

    Damn, that’s actually Fernet Menta(Mint flavored variety) in the picture, no self respecting Fernet aficionado I know touches that stuff.

    I love Fernet, I still cringe at the taste but I love the effect one or two shots has on my attitude. Jäegermeister is sickly sweet and based on the herb Gentian like those little Underberg bottles you can buy at Amnesia.

    @IHateHipsters you should know the “Hipster” drink of choice is a flask of Ancient Age.

  6. gabby says:

    way to announce it’s fernet time: glace at the bottle suspiciously and say “hey guys what’s that bottle?”

  7. SFitall says:

    Oh, yeah and it has a legacy of popularity here in S.F. and in Argentina due to Italian communities that immigrated here. It probably helps that during prohibition era you could still get Fernet in S.F. as Medicine. Speaking of I might get some Medicine before I go see Lilac at the Li-Po tonight.

  8. Emily says:

    Um, I would not drink it like that.

  9. Glenparker says:

    It’s what I use when I run out of two-stroke oil.

  10. me says:

    you don’t shoot it. you have it in a small tumbler and sip it, with a beer back. good lord…

  11. Nadja Robot says:

    Hello! That’s my picture of my lovely friend Josie. Just wanted to say that she’s drinking Fernet Branca not Branca Menta, that stuff is yuckmo to me.
    Also, please link directly to my photo on flickr rather than just providing a link and uploading it to your blog. That’s how I have my CC license set up.

    Thanks!

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