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Ligiers, Buenos Aires

Ligiers, Buenos Aires

What to buy here: Fernet.

For those who prefer hard liquor to the grape, Argentina has harbored a love for Fernet, a bitter, aromatic spirit, since the 1800s. The syrupy drink’s original purpose was to cleanse the system after a heavy meal or rid the body of contaminants in the water and even today Fernet is touted for its medicinal benefits and is believed to alleviate stomach pains and hangovers due to its herbal contents. It’s made from around 40 to 50 different herbs and spices such as myrrh, chamomile, cardamom and saffron and characterized by a medicinal, earthy taste (not dissimilar to mouth wash). The Argentines most commonly like to mix it with Coca Cola (and a few cubes of ice) or have it as a digestif on the rocks, but it goes well with soda water too.

For a long time the Italian brand Fernet Branca was the most popular Fernet on the market but the Argentine brand 1882 has recently emerged and attracted a strong following of Fernet drinkers. Price: A 750cc bottle of Fernet 1882 is ARS $36

Ligiers, Tte. Gral. J. D.Peron 1621, Centro, 5353 8075, www.vinotecaligier.com; Business hours: Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 8 pm.

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Sight Name: Ligiers
Sight Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sight Type: Shopping
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