Lazzaroni Fernet Amaro Liqueur
This is a strong bitter liqueur made by the prolonged
infusion of many different herbs and spices.
This liqueur is traditionally served at the end of a meal. It aids in digestion
and cleanses the palate.
In recent years, many have served Fernet on the rocks,
with cola, fruit juices, grenadine, or with mineral water.
Fernet was born the 17th century near Milan. In the local
language "fernet" (fer net) means clean iron, referring to the hot
iron rod, that used to be soaked in the alcoholic infusion, to make it shining.
Fernet is therefore an infusion and not a distillate, it belongs to the chine
and amari family.
Fernet boasts some features that make it unique and
(maybe) inimitable. To make the proper fernet, in addition to the common
ingredients used also in many different infusion, you need to have at your
disposal particular herbs, roots, bulbs, pistils of different provenance as you
can see from the historical recipe.