Amaro, Hallmark of Italian Style
Sipping an Amaro after dinner is like taking part in a “cult”. With or without ice, a glass of this Italian liquor concludes a meal with a plethora of spiced essences that though intense, leave the palate dry and the drinker satisfied. Italians have an unbound passion for Amaro liqueur. Almost every town, city and monastery has a personal Amaro recipe handed down over centuries to successive generations, and it is a symbol of hospitality.
It is not rare for famous Amaro brands (such as Lucano, Montenegro, Del Capo or Firenze) to harbor deep historic roots as modern interpretations of ancient or medieval recipes. Amaro is fundamentally made with herbs, with each unique expression tracing those employed in the making of the Italian liquor – harmonies of licorice, mint, aniseed and cinnamon – obtained through the distillation and maceration of these aromas, many of which are medicinal.
Amaro’s amber color, the flowery bouquet that expands above the small glasses it is served in, and the relaxed pace it inspires are all pleasures few could ignore. Enjoyed with coffee, or as a digestivo in the company of friends, Amaro is a cultural institution, and is the most loved liqueur of its kind. Amaro goes straight to the heart.