Light Flight

Fernet’s distinct (and divisive) bitter flavor is certainly an acquired taste, but there’s no denying the spirit pairs great with another popular, bitter, acquired taste: cold brew coffee. While Fernet-Branca may be the most well known brand in the states, Mexico has its own popular brand, Fernet-Vallet, which cocktail pioneers like Ivy Mix of Brooklyn’s Leyenda have begun introducing to American palates. To ease customers into the experience, Mix stirs the pungent spirit with strong cold brew, floral St-Germain and tonic—an unusual but popular ice coffee companion in Spain.

Sweet, Dry


  • 2 oz cold brew
  • .75 oz Fernet
  • 4-5 oz Tonic
  • 1.5 oz St-Germain
  • lemon twist


Step one

Add fernet, St-Germain and cold brew to a Collins glass.

Step two

Add ice and stir.

Step three

Top with tonic, and garnish with a lemon twist.

Contributed by Ivy Mix

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