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About Fernet black and white
Fernet is a type of amaro, a bitter, aromatic spirit. Fernet is made from a number of herbs and spices which vary according to the brand, but usually include myrrh, rhubarb, chamomile, cardamom, aloe, and especially saffron, with a base of grape distilled spirits, and colored with caramel coloring. Ingredients rumored to be in fernet include codeine, mushrooms, fermented beets, coca leaf, gentian, wormwood, zedoary, cinchona, bay leaves, absinthe, orange peel, calumba, echinacea, ginseng, St. John’s wort, sage, and peppermint oil.
Fernet is usually served as a digestif after a meal but may also be served with coffee and espresso or mixed into coffee and espresso drinks. In Argentina it is commonly mixed with Coca Cola. It typically contains 45% alcohol by volume. It may be served at room temperature or on the rocks. A mint-flavored version of fernet is also available.
Its smell has been described as “like black licorice-flavored Listerine.”