Branca menta is a sweet-tart, minty concoction that is made from a combination of herbs and alcohol. It is often served as an aperitif to stimulate the appetite before a meal. It can also be used as a digestif after dinner to aid digestion and help with indigestion and heartburn.
What is Branca Menta
Branca menta is a type of mint grown in the Mediterranean and Middle East. It’s also called spearmint, which is confusing because it’s not actually the same as regular mint.
Branca menta is a perennial plant that grows to a height of about 1-3 feet. It has dark green leaves with serrated edges that are hairy underneath. The leaves have an aroma that reminds you of fresh laundry: clean, crisp and slightly sweet.
The flavor is similar: crisp and fresh, with a hint of sweetness that makes it perfect for hot beverages like tea or coffee. The flavor can be enhanced by adding honey or sugar—or even fruit juice!
Did you know that the mint is also used in many ice tea brands?
Where does Branca menta come from?
Brancamenta was launched in 1965 and was an overnight success. It was created when fashionista began asking for a glass of Fernet-Branca with a hint of mint syrup, thus unconsciously giving birth to a tonic and refreshing drink.
How do you drink Branca menta?
There are many ways you can enjoy this delicious drink! If you’re looking for a quick shot to take the edge off your day or help settle your stomach after eating too much (or too fast), try having a shot of straight from the bottle or glass every now and then.
To make it easier to drink, you can mix Branca menta tea with honey or lemon. You can also add crushed ice cubes to your glass to help cool it down before serving.
The drink is typically served straight up or over ice with club soda or tonic water. It can also be used as a base for cocktails such as mojitos, whiskey sours, and other drinks featuring mint as an ingredient.