Monday, April 30, 2012

fratelli fizz

2 oz Fernet Branca
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1 oz Cream
1 Egg White

Shake once without ice and once with. Strain into a highball glass containing 2 oz of soda water. Garnish with a mint sprig and an orange twist; add a spoon straw.

For Thursday Drink Night on Mixoloseum two weeks ago, I decided to riff off of the Ramos Gin Fizz as I had once before with the Stamos Gin Fizz. Instead of gin, I subbed in Fernet Branca and named it after the Fratelli Branca distillery where that amaro is made.

The Fratelli Fizz first presented an orange oil and mint aroma from the garnishes, but later as the glass' walls became exposed, Fernet notes began to enter the nose as well. Next, the creamy, crisp citrus sip gave way to a smooth swallow that showcased the menthol and other botanical notes from the Fernet. Considering that the Ramos Gin Fizz was a popular morning drink and given that Fernet has great stomach settling abilities, my guess is that the Fratelli Fizz would make an excellent hangover palliative.

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