Fernet Herbal Smash
by HYGGE Brasserie and Bar, Hamburg, DE

<<The Fernet Herbal Smash is a simple, shaken, refreshing herbal drink made with fresh herbs and a considerable portion of Fernet Branca.>>

Ingredients

Amount Unit Product Category
60 ml Fernet-Branca Herbal Liqueur
30 ml Fresh Lemon Juice citrus juice
10 ml Simple Syrup sugar syrup
3 sprig Thyme Herb

Garnish :

Amount Name Position/How to....
1 sprig of mint Place the sprig inside the glass.

Instructions

TECHNIQUE: shake / doublestrain

  1. Add all ingredients into the mixer tin.
  2. Add ice cubes.
  3. Shake for about 30 seconds.
  4. Double-Strain into the serving glass.
  5. Add crushed ice.
  6. Add a straw.
  7. Add your garnish.

Detailed Recipe Instructions

  1. Prepare your bottle setup.
  2. Prepare your Mise en Place.
  3. Prepare your garnish.
  4. Add all ingredients into the mixer tin.
  5. Add around 6 to 7 ice cubes into the shaker.
  6. Shake for about 30 seconds.
  7. Double-Strain into the serving glass.
  8. Add crushed ice into the serving glass.
  9. Add a short straw.
  10. Add your garnish.
  11. Clean up your working station.

Mixing Tips

    General
  • Start with the cheapest ingredients (the syrup) first.
  • Mise En Place
  • Keep all equipment and ingredients within range. It will be easier and faster to mix the drink.
  • Glassware
  • A chilled glass keeps your drink longer and more enjoyable. Your used ice will melt slower, and the taste will stay longer.
  • Technique
  • If you double-strain the drink after shaking it, it will prevent those tiny particles of the herbs or spices from floating on top of the guest's glass.
  • Garnish
  • Always use fresh herbs for the garnish.

Mise en Place

Ice

crushed ice for the serving glass
ice cubes for shaking

Garnish
1x sprig of mint
Glassware
Bar Equipment

Jigger
Fine Mesh Strainer
Hawthorne Strainer
Tin Tin Shaker

Editor Recipe Notes

I remembered a version I read some month ago in a book.
I was impressed and surprised that you could mix fantastic drinks with a liqueur, which I usually serve straight after dinner.

One of our regulars likes to drink Fernet Branca. And asked me if I could mix a nice drink for him.
So I simply made him a Smash and Sour style drink with some Lemon and Thyme.

Actually, it’s charming to try different Herbal Liqueurs in a drink and just mix them as a sour. The liqueur already has a lot of flavors. It contains sugar, so in the end, you can modify it with an additional herb and some acidity. So by the end, if you have some shelfware at the Bar or at home, why not just try it by yourself and be surprised =)

Essential Infos

Name
Fernet Herbal Smash
Style

Smash

Categories

Herbal

Ingredients by Category
Herbal Liqueur
citrus juice
sugar syrup
Herb
Bar Technique
Color

deep brown

Garnish

mint sprigs

Flavour and Texture

Aroma

mint
chocolate
clove

Flavour

cardamom
hawthorn
agave

Texture

angular
elegant
lively

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