1 1⁄4 oz Fernet Branca
3⁄4 oz Galliano
1 spg Mint (smacked, as garnish)

Stir, strain, straight up, cocktail glass, smack mint on palm and lay on surface as garnish

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Posted by Dan on
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Employee's Only bar, New York, NY
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authentic recipe

Speakeasy by Jason Kosmas & Dushan Zaric http://egullet.org/p1789975

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  • sweet and minty... weird
  • Excellent with cocchi americano substituted for the white vermouth.
  • Strong Fernet presence. A bit chocolaty, if you use your imagination. Good drink for a Fernet lover. Plenty sweet with Bianco. Nicely dry and complex with fin — ★★★
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Pretty impressed with this - a Fernet cocktail (with more than 1/4 oz. of the stuff) that I can get behind. I know it's an Employees Only original, but any ideas as to where the name comes from?

In Argentina, a Fernet & Coca-Cola (effectively the national beverage) is sometimes called a Fernando. I don't know if the EO boys had that in mind when they named their decidedly not Coke-tasting beverage, but it could be the source, or perhaps both drinks draw from some older piece of Fernet lore I don't know about. Or maybe the EO guys are just huge ABBA fans.

DrunkLab, thanks for the info! And thank you for presenting it in a manner that made me lol at least twice.