Amaro is such a fascinating category that we don’t talk about enough on Bartender Journey. First of all, what is it? According to Brad’s book it’s “the collective class of Italian made aromatic, herbal, bittersweet liqueurs, traditionally served as a Digestif after a meal”.
To sum it up into a short sound bite: it’s a bittersweet, herbaceous liqueur.
Amari (plural) are an acquired taste, but once you go down the rabbit hole, you open up into a world of new and interesting flavors.
Cocktail of the Week: Aperol Spritz. It’s a very popular drink right now. Its low ABV and very tasty. Its also quite festive looking if you build it in a big wine glass – that how I do it at my bar.
The recipe is easy to remember its 3-2-1.
3 oz Procecco (or other sparkling wine)
2 oz Aperol
1 oz Sparkling Water
Build in a big wine glass with ice, or you can do it in a double old Fashioned glass or even Highball glass. Stir. Garnish with an orange slice.