If you've never tried Fernet Branca, you don't know what you are missing. In the class of other bitter digestif liqueurs, we think it really falls into a category all its own.
While it certainly has some of the bitter herbal qualities associated with other brands, it has a distinct, almost minty refreshing finish. Stop by many of the bars or restaurants around town and you'll see the staff doing shots of Fernet - which is not a bad idea if we do say so ourselves. But we thought we would use just a touch of its signature flavor in this whiskey-based cocktail.
cocktail mixing glass
Place a few ice cubes in your mixing glass before adding whiskey, Fernet Branca and mint syrup. Stir to chill for about 20-30 seconds before straining into a chilled glass. Garnish with fresh mint.