How Fernet Took Over Argentina

Argentina consumes so much of the polarizing liqueur that it has Fratelli Branca's only distillery outside of Italy.
Natalie B. Compton

Fernet-Branca Was Once a ‘Cure’ for Cholera

I was granted a conversation with the Vice President of Fernet-Branca, Niccolò Branca, who offered some rare insight into its composition and surprising history.
Harry Sword
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

The Best Holiday Hangover Cures

From potato chip scrambled eggs to taking morning shots of Fernet, we explore some foolproof ways to feel your best going into the new year.
VICE Staff

The Easiest Hangover Cure from One of the World's Best Chefs

According to Fergus Henderson, you just need two ingredients and some ice. It's magic.
Munchies Staff

Fernet-Branca Now Has Its Own Craft Beer and It Sounds Pretty Good

If you like bitters, bitter beer, and bitter people rolling their eyes when you say you like Fernet and craft beer, this brew is for you.
Nick Rose

A Beginner’s Guide to Drinking Bitters

Sother Teague of New York City's Amor Y Amargo gives me a crash course on amaros, fernets, and other bitter forms of booze that can save you from yourself.
Hilary Pollack
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This Creamy, Boozy Grasshopper Milkshake Comes with a Shot of Fernet

A delicious synthesis of mint, chocolate, and booze, this Grasshopper is blended with vanilla ice cream for an incredibly rich, smooth texture and a hit of Fernet Branca to add a touch of bitter herbaceousness and level out all that sweet stuff.
Munchies Staff

Chugging Pear Juice Could Save You from Hangover Hell

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reports that pears may actually be able to lower blood alcohol levels and mitigate the crippling effects of hangovers.
Hilary Pollack

This Book Will Tell You the Best Way to Get Drunk Anywhere in America

We spoke to Niki Ganong, author of <i>The Field Guide to Drinking in America</i>, about all of the weird and wonderful ways that America deals with its people getting wasted.
Hilary Pollack

Drinking Like an Adult Involves More Than Self-Restraint

Drinking alcohol like a grown-ass adult is hard. You're older, wiser, and overall a better person (hopefully). This is why the ban on Palcohol does not affect you.
Alison Stevenson

Chef's Night Out: Ramen Tatsu-Ya

We headed down to Austin, Texas—the unlikely location of one of the best ramen shops in the country—to hang out with the Ramen Tatsu-Ya crew, who took us out for pork liver pate, a 12-course tasting menu, brisket ramen, and lots of shots.
Munchies Staff

Chef's Night Out: Erik Anderson

We hung out with Erik Anderson on one of his last nights as the chef at The Catbird Seat in Nashville. We restaurant hopped, drank a shit ton of Fernet, ate smoked bologna sandwiches, and drank more Fernet just for good measure.
Munchies Staff