An herbaceous take on a classic amaro. Crafted in copper pot stills in Massachusetts, soft notes of clove and cardamom are complimented with hints of bittersweet fennel and celery seed. A spiced mint finish rounds off this smooth, warming liqueur.
Formerly known as Winter Amaro, Fernet is one of four limited edition seasonal Amari we made back in 2019. Of the four, this was the spirit that stood out from the group and hatched into a year-round spirit.
The first step to making Fernet is a vapor extraction of a variety of botanicals in the gin basket. After it’s distilled, we macerate flavor into the high proof spirit with a one and a half day soak. It’s finally proofed down with an aloe vera, peppermint, and speedwell tincture before it’s bottled and labeled.
We recommend sipping on this spirt neat, or using it as a cocktail modifier in the recipes below.
Where to find it
Purchase bottles through our online shop or look for it at one of the many liquor stores we partner with throughout Massachusetts. Orders placed through our online shop can be picked up anytime within regular business hours. Unfortunately we’re unable to ship spirits at this time.
Why the Pileated Woodpecker?
This large, loud, energetic woodpecker represents the strong, daring taste of Fernet. The Pileated Woodpecker makes its holes in trees to find carpenter ants, which is its preferred food. Our Fernet is made using 21 botanicals, many of which offer earthy, herbal notes, making it an appropriate mascot for this feisty forest bird.
Fernet Me Now
• 2oz Short Path Distillery Fernet
• 1/2oz Lime
• 1/4oz Pineapple
• 1/4oz Grapefruit
• 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
• Fever Tree Ginger Beer Topper
Add Fernet, lime, pineapple, grapefruit, and angostura to a shaker filled with ice and shake. Strain into a Collins glass, top with Ginger Beer, and stir to combine ingredients. Garnish with a lime wheel.
• 1.5oz Short Path Distillery Winter Gin
• 1/2oz Short Path Distillery Fernet
• 3/4oz Spiced Pear Syrup
• 1 Dash Angostura Bitters
Stir all ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with an orange peel and a cinnamon stick if you’re feelin’ fancy.
The Last Call
• 1.5oz Short Path Distillery Fernet
• 1/2oz Short Path Distillery Pommeau
• 3/4oz Lemon
• 3/4oz Allspice Syrup
Add all ingredients to a shaker filled with ice and shake. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with a lemon twist.
Volume: 200ml and 750ml
Bird: Pileated Woodpecker