This Amaro Cocktail recipe with vodka and ginger beer is unique and totally delicious! Ready in just minutes, this tasty Amaro cocktail isn't just for fancy cocktail lounges. Make this delicious mixed drink at home.
*I was sent Averna Amaro to use for this post. All opinions and thoughts are mine.
This Amaro Cocktail Recipe is So Easy
Have you guys ever had Amaro cocktails before? It is an Italian liqueur that is bittersweet with herbal notes.
Amaro is sometimes used as a digestif, you know, in places and with people who take their cocktails SERIOUSLY. I've never seen anyone request a digestif. Ever.
I first got to try Amaro in Las Vegas and thought it was super interesting and always wanted to learn more about it. So I decided to mix a cocktail with it.
Related: Bitters and Soda
You know when I am just learning about something, I prefer to use an established recipe and get a feel for how experts use it. I just like to dabble in mixed drinks so my knowledge is not broad.
I picked a recipe that had some of my favorite flavors as I thought that would be a good way to see how the Amaro works in a beverage.
Any drink with ginger beer is a friend of mine. I find it so refreshing and flavorful and I often drink it straight out of the bottle. It is my soda of choice.
I also love me some Meyer lemons (but regular lemons also work), they have this wonderful sweetness to them that I just adore (not odd at all that I adore a fruit, right?).
This orange-infused vodka is my newest fave. It was so easy to make and adds a really great depth of flavor to the drink. The orange flavor is subtle but delightful.
How to Make an Amaro Cocktail
To a cocktail shaker, add the vodka, lemon juice, and Amaro.
Add ice and shake well.
Strain the cocktail into a short cocktail glass over fresh ice.
Top with about 2 ounces of ginger beer.
Why You Should Try It
The Averna Amaro was really nice. I felt like it added a nice spice to the drink.
I would liken it to bitters.
It adds a caramel color to the drinks you make with it and I think this would go really well in fall cocktails.
There is a richness that would maybe feel a bit heavy in summer drinks. Maybe? But of course, it can be done.
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Amaro Cocktail Recipe
- Add lemon juice, Averna Amaro, and orange flavored vodka in a cocktail shaker.
- Add ice and shake well.
- Strain over ice in a short glass with fresh ice.
- Top with ginger beer.