Day 7 Part 1: Ginger Fernet Elixir

A Libations post written by on November 22, 2012

Ginger Fernet Elixer


Thanksgiving is the one time of year when it’s acceptable to overeat, because most hosts/hostesses consider it rude to not eat at least two plates of food. I’m full from testing recipes for a week, so I was really excited to get to try out some digestives I found online. This is my first of two.

There was a time when I was unconvinced that digestives were capable of working magic on distended bellies, but they really do. I tested this out by eating two full meals and drinking one ginger-Fernet midnight reviver. It worked wonders. There’s a nice warming sensation from the ginger’s heat and if you are like most San Franciscans, you love Fernet.

This is no child’s drinks – there’s an adequate amount of gin and the first sip is like stepping into a really cold shower or taking a full swallow of alka seltzer. As the ice melts and the ginger settles your indigestion, the drink mellows out and you’ll want a second it’s so remedial.


Get the recipe* here. 

*You can tweak this to have less ginger if you juice it yourself… mine was very strong and adjusting the recipe for more sugar and gin, and lime made it more cocktail-like.



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  1. […] Do your stomach a favor and try a digestif. I’ve already mentioned my favorite – the ginger-Fernet Elixer. This drink is a more Christmas colored digestif with a very different flavor palate and a syrupy […]

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