Fernet and Coke Recipe

Liz Clayman

This recipe is so simple that you only need remember the the name. The Fernet is bitter and aromatic—some say it's black licorice-like. While it's not always everyone's favorite straight, the bittersweet, mentholy stuff enhances the spice inherent in Coca Cola, adding intrigue to the mix like tangling legs of tango dancers.

It's a mildly fizzy, sweet highball that's much easier to drink down than you might expect. If you enjoy a Cuba Libre—that's a rum and Coke with lime—there is a good chance you'll like this combination too. I've always mixed the Coke and Fernet 2 to 1, but feel free to play with the ratios to arrive at a concoction to your taste.

Recipe Facts

Active: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serves: 1 serving

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  • 1 cup Coca-Cola

  • 1/2 cup Fernet Branca

  • Garnish: lemon wedge or twist


  1. Fill a tall Collins glass with ice. Add Coca Cola and Fernet Branca. Stir gently, garnish with lemon wedge or twist.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
419 Calories
1g Fat
34g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 419
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 18mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)