Fernet con coca, also known as fernando, its diminutive fernandito, or several other nicknames, is a long drink of Argentine origin consisting of the Italian amaro liqueur fernet and cola, served over ice. The success of the Fernandito cocktail started in the early 20th century when Fernet was first brought into the country by Italian immigrants. From then on, consumption of Fernet grew drastically.
The Hanky-Panky is a cocktail made from gin, sweet vermouth, and Fernet-Branca, an Italian digestivo which is the star of this recipe. It was created by Ada Coleman, head bartender at the Savoy Hotel, London somewhere between 1903 and 1923. It was served initially to Sir Charles Henry Hawtrey (1858 to 1923), an actor and writer.