apertifs are the new digestifs
Official confirmation of the LA-Times-says-it-is-so-it-must-be-a-trend, came last night, when the following exchange took place:
"Fernet is so trendy right now"
"Really? That's funny because..."
"Oh Yeah. It's very indy rock."
Remind me never to leave the house again. But in honor of this development, I unveil Fergus Henderson's Miracle. Although I have plugged both the book and the drink many times, I never published the recipe because I wanted you to go buy the book for yourself. However, this drink is so good it can only inspire you to buy the book. So please, buy the book:
A MiracleThe initial reaction to this drink, invariably, is laughter. Then, a slow-dawning smile. Finally, savoir-faire. Soon, you find yourself singing Mike and the Mechanics to yourself, every day. This may be one of the side effects to which Henderson refers. I would only add that a little less than 1 part crème de menthe suits me better.
Here is a cure for any overindulgence, taught to me by my wise father.
2 Parts Fernet Branca
1 part crème de menthe
Mix together and drink. Do not be put off by the color.
Be careful: this is so effective you can find yourself turning to its miraculous powers with increasing regularity. Do not let the cure become the cause.