Amaro Cocktails are not for everyone. But if you like complex flavors that are heavy on herbs, barks and spices (similar to bitters) you need to browse this list of drink recipes. From classic ideas to more creative ones, you'll find a new favorite cocktail from this collection.
Amaro Cocktail Recipes
These Amaro Cocktail recipes use a variety of ingredients in addition to this bitter, Italian liqueur. While there are several varieties of Amaro on the market, they vary in flavor but are herbal, lightly floral, with bitter notes and some can even be on the sweeter side.
Related: Drinks with Bitters
It's somewhat similar to bitters, but where you use just a few drops of bitters to flavor a drink, Amaro is treated like a starring ingredient. The varieties also differ in terms of alcohol content so be sure to read each recipe post to see what brand each drink idea calls for.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Amaro is a great compliment to all kinds of liquor and is an ingredient you can use to create your own cocktail recipes by adding a little bit to your go-to drink favorites. It adds a gorgeous color and a delicious layer of flavors to lots of cocktails.
There are lots of brands you can buy and they all differ in flavor. Averna Amaro is a popular brand and should be pretty versatile. While some of these amaro cocktails call for a specific brand, I would use Averna interchangeably to get started and decide if I have the room for or want to dive deeper into the world of Amaro.
Yes! You can drink Amaro straight. I would sip it over ice. You can also mix it with a little bit of club soda. You can also try it with tonic or flavored sparkling water.
Where can I buy Amaro?
A larger, specialty grocery may carry a brand or two of Amaro. Total Wine has a great selection and you can shop online or in-store. And I know you shouldn't buy something just based on what the bottle looks like, but a handful of these bottles are SO CUTE!
More ways to enjoy Amaro
- Amaro and Soda (club soda is one of my favorite cocktail mixers!)
- Amaro and Tonic
- Amaro Sour (with lemon juice)
- Muddle it with berries or other fruit
- Use it with sparkling wine to make a spritz
- Add it to any of your favorite cocktail recipes and see if you like the flavor
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