Fernet is a liqueur so vile and dangerous that it is the national drink of Argentina. Only chefs drink it. Fergus Henderson, in his slaughterhouse of a recipe book The Whole Beast, provides this recipe:
2 parts Fernet Branca
1 part creme de menthe
Mix together and drink. Do not be put off by the color.
I would add, don’t be put off by the color of any of your bodily secretions after drinking it, either. It’s worth it, since it cures everything from the plague to gout. Though, unfortunately, no diseases invented after 1830.
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