Branca // Lombardia, Italy
Fernet-Branca Menta is a mint variation of Fernet-Branca. It was created in the 1960's when the brand recognized the growing practice of adding mint syrup to Fernet-Branca. It is based on the same proprietary recipe as Fernet-Branca, and is bottled at 30% ABV.
AmaroAmaro means “bitter” in Italian. No legal definition exists, and though it originated in Italy, amaro (plural: amari) can be made anywhere. Originally created to aid in digestion, it is a bittersweet liqueur made from the maceration or distillation (or combination) of herbs, spices, roots, flowers, or other botanicals. Often uses neutral spirit as the base, but other liquor or wine made be used. Can be aged. Sugar is added before bottling. ABV varies, but tends to be 20-40%.