Fanciulli

Marisa Chafetz / Supercall

Named after the Italian slang word for “the boys,” this riff on a Manhattan uses Fernet Branca—a divisively bitter Italian amaro—in lieu of Angostura bitters. While its origins are murky at best, the Fanciulli is a bonafide bitter classic. When building the drink, make sure to use an overproof rye whiskey like Rittenhouse or a bolder bourbon like Knob Creek, which can match the intensity of fernet.

Fanciulli

FLAVOR PROFILE
Bitter, Dry
STRENGTH

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 oz Whiskey
  • 0.75 oz Vermouth
  • 0.25 oz Fernet Branca

INSTRUCTIONS

Step one

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass.

Step two

Add cubed ice and stir.

Step three

Using a julep strainer, strain the cocktail into a chilled coupe glass.

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