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Posted on April 18, 2014 by Vivi in RECIPES

Fernet Cocktail Recipe with Grapefruit and Bourbon 2

Confession:  I have only had fernet with coke.  It never occurred to me to mix that bitter bevie with anything else, not at least until I had expert advice from a true cocktail professional.

Enter Natalie Migliarini of BeautifulBooze.com.

Natalie, a displaced southerner living in Seattle, has a passion for creative cocktails, and stays inspired with the very trendy Seattle cocktail scene, and educates herself on different drinks around the world.  Two years ago that curiosity brought her to Buenos Aires, and it was on that trip that she was introduced to the classic Argentine digestif – Fernet.

Returning home, Natalie was curious about how Fernet could be served in other cocktails, mixed with other liquors.  She experimented mixing Fernet with Mexcal, Tequila, Rum, and Bourbon, but Southern Belle that she is, her favorite pick is always Fernet and Bourbon.

Natalie was kind enough to develop a Fernet recipe especially for the readers of My Beautiful Air – Fernet afficionados that we are.  The recipe below uses a Rye Bourbon which highlights the flavors of the grapefruit and bourbon.   She added a bit of Grand Marnier which complements the citrus flavor.

Fernet Cocktail Recipe with Grapefruit and Bourbon 3

Natalie favors cocktails that can also be made in large quantities for parties. This Fernet cocktail would serve great as a punch and grapefruit slices could be added to give it a beautiful presentation.


Yields 1 serving.


  • 2 ounces of rye bourbon
  • 1 ounce of Grand Marnier
  • 1 ounce of Fernet
  • ½ grapefruit, juiced
  • ¼ cup of club soda
  • 1 cup of ice
  • Garnish: Grapefruit slices


Fill glass with bourbon, Grand Marnier, Fernet, and grapefruit juice.   Stir contents until they are completely mixed.  Fill serving glass with ice.  Pour mixture into serving glass and top with club soda.  Garnish with grapefruit slices.

Fernet Cocktail Recipe with Grapefruit and Bourbon 1

Hope you enjoy this recipe, and check out more on beautifulbooze.com !

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  1. Despite the blasphemous nature of this article, those fotos are lush!

  2. Cool. I may give it a try. But it breaks my heart to mix bourbon (let alone rye bourbon, probably impossible to find in Argentina) with anything else.

  3. Is it Rye, is it bourbon, or is it a high rye bourbon? Certainly no such beast as rye bourbon


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