It’s Amaro amore! We’re celebrating the regional diversity and flavor variations of this bitter-sweet Italian liqueur by featuring several different Amari varieties, all of which tell the story of the region where they’re created. For some fun ways to enjoy these aromatics, Rachel from our Wine & Spirits Team has pulled together a few of her favorite recipes for refreshing Amaro cocktails. You can also enjoy Amaro straight! There’s a profile to suit every palate.
- 2 oz Lucano Amaro
- ¾ oz lemon juice
- ½ oz simple syrup
- ½ oz egg
- 1 ½ oz seltzer
- Orange peel
Combine ingredients (minus seltzer) in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously without ice for 5 seconds. Add a handful of ice and shake again. Add seltzer to serving glass and strain cocktail over seltzer. Cut orange peel, minimizing pith, and twist over drink.
Girovago means ‘adventurer’ in Italian, a variation on the French Boulevardier, which is a negroni made with bourbon.
- 2 oz bourbon
- 1 oz sweet vermouth (we use Cocchi di Torino)
- ½ oz Varnelli Sibilla Amaro
- Lemon peel
Add spirits to a mixing glass, stir over ice. Strain over a large ice cube. Cut lemon peel, minimizing pith, twist over drink and serve.
- 1 ½ oz gin
- ½ oz dry vermouth (we use Dolin Dry)
- 1/3 oz Meletti Amaro
- Dash orange bitters
Stir over ice, strain into a chilled Nick & Nora glass.