What is the best Amaro?



All are classic bottles, but we’ve noted some that are better for beginners, others for cocktails and some for seasoned amaro lovers.

  1. Averna Amaro. BEST OVERALL. …
  2. Cynar. BEST FOR BEGINNERS. …
  3. Amaro Nonino Quintessentia. BEST FOR COCKTAILS. …
  4. Fernet-Branca. BEST FOR PROS. …
  5. Braulio Amaro. …
  6. Montenegro Amaro Italiano Liqueur.

Is amaro the same as Campari?

Amaro is the family of Italian bitter liqueurs that Campari is a part of. A few choices are Knight Gabriello Rosso Amaro or Aperix Aperativo. These red amaros don’t have exactly the same flavor as Campari, but they’re bittersweet and herbal. They also have a similar color!

What are best amaro for cocktails?

If you’re trying to put together the perfect home bar lineup of amari, consider these five bottles to be the ideal starting point.

  1. Amaro Averna. ABV: 29% (58 proof) …
  2. Amaro Montenegro. ABV: 23% (46 proof) …
  3. Fernet Branca. ABV: 39% (78 proof) …
  4. Amaro Nonino Quintessentia. ABV: 35% (70 proof) …
  5. Cardamaro. ABV: 17% (34 proof)




Is all amaro the same?

Every amaro is an entire cocktail on its own,” says the barman. “Take Montenegro: It’s made from 40 herbs and spices. That’s a 40-ingredient cocktail. You should get to know these flavors on their own, with just an ice cube or soda, before you start trying to mix with them.”

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Is Averna the same as amaro?

Averna is made in Sicily using the same recipe since 1868 when it was first invented by a man named Salvatore Averna. It’s a richer amaro―made with a top secret recipe that includes notes of flowers, fresh herbs, and a savory licorice-like flavor. Averna is perhaps best after a meal, either neat or over ice.

Is Jagermeister an amaro?

Technically, Jägermeister is a spicy schnapps, though it’s sometimes categorized as an amaro, a group of bittersweet, herbal Italian liqueurs which have become increasingly popular here in the U.S., consumed both neat and in cocktails.



Is Aperol the same as amaro?



Aperol is a less bitter amaro which makes it a good gateway to the more palate-challenging amari. It’s got a very prominent orange flavor that is easy drinking and combines well with sparkling wine or soda.

What amaro is closest to Averna?

If you cannot find it or wish to try something similar to Averna, try Amaro Ramazzotti, Amaro Ciociaro, or Amaro Montenegro.

Can you drink amaro straight?

Traditionally, amaro is served straight up or on the rocks in a tumbler or shot glass. A slice of lemon or orange rind is sometimes added and the bitterness can be diluted with seltzer water on a warm day, or with hot water in cold climates.