I had high hopes for this one and was not disappointed. I like drinks with lots of herbal flavors and this one obviously fits the bill.
1 oz brandy (Prince Arignac Armagnac V.S.)
1 oz kummel (Wolfschmidt)
½ oz Fernet Branca
5 dashes Angostura Bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
This would make a nice alternative to a liqueur after a meal. Or you could drink it any time you want a complex, contemplative, and rather medicinal drink. The Fernet Branca comes over heaviest, but the kummel makes its presence felt and the brandy provides the perfect mild but rich base for it all, with the bitters giving some extra complexity. Kummel mixes interestingly with strong herbal flavors, and it is a nice match for brandy too. Drinking this is like tasting a new herbal liqueur with a caraway base. I’d definitely drink this again. Mind you I tend to like this sort of thing.