Albert Stevens Crockett is credited with the first written testimony of the Fanciulli in his 1931 book Old Waldorf Bar Days. He explains the name comes from the Italian translation of “the boys”, while others attribute its creation to a bartender that had migrated from Italy, or connect it directly to Francesco Fanciulli, a conductor of Italian origin of the marine corps band at the start of the twentieth century.
The Fanciulli is one of the oldest cocktails containing Fernet-Branca as it has been around for more than one hundred years.
4.5 cl Brandy Strevecchio Branca
2.25 cl Carpano red Vermouth
0.75 cl Fernet Branca
Add the brandy, Fernet-Branca and Vermouth in a cooled glass. Add ice and stir.