Kahlúa and Fernet: A Lip Smacking Combo

If there was one ingredient I was excited to see in the Kahlúa-sponsored Thursday Drink Night (well, besides the Kahlúa, duh…) it would have to be the appearance of Fernet Branca. Yes, Fernet, that bitter Italian digestif, has a soft spot in my heart.

Here are a few more submissions for the Kahlúa Brunch Drink Challenge that spurred from the Mixoloseum chat room, capitalizing on the Kahlúa-Fernet duo. Maybe you’ll see one of these tipples featured at the Kahlúa Coffee Bar during Tales of the Cocktails! You’ll have to come by and find out.


Veracruzan Swashbuckler by Rick Stutz

1.5 oz aged rum (Zaya)
1 oz Kahlúa
.5 oz orange juice
.25 oz Fernet Branca
1 dash absinthe

4 Stars by John Hearn

1 ¼ oz. Lairds Bonded
Lemon Peel
¾ oz. Kahlúa
½ oz. Fernet Branca
2 tsp Benedictine

Muddle lemon peel, add Lairds Bonded, Kahlúa, Fernet Branca, and Bénédictine. Shake & strain.


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2 responses to “Kahlúa and Fernet: A Lip Smacking Combo

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