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A Spontaneous Libation for your Consideration

From the Knowledge Vault

Amari & bitter friends: an update

Prior to The Great Site Update of Christmas 2014, we published a list of amari hidden under a link on the recommended brands page. We have put some time and thought into our bitter friends, and have split the list into our top dozen or so recommendations, plus a list of other amari that are available.

Some amari are easy to find; others ... not so much. There are hundreds of amari that aren't even imported to the US. Look for amari at larger liquor stores, or specialty stores in the Italian section of your city.

Click »»» Amari & friends ««« to read more, also available under RESOURCES.


Recent Additions

  • Gusano Rojo — Mezcal, Sweet vermouth, Campari, Honey syrup, Lime juice, Cayenne pepper
  • Brockton Navy — Old Tom Gin, Amargo-Vallet, Lemon, Lemon juice, Orgeat
  • Caught in a Cabaret — Tequila, Cynar, Sloe gin, Apricot liqueur, Lime juice
  • Double Buzz — Overproof rum, Fernet, Bitters, Coffee, Coconut cream, Mint
  • Negroni dell'Erborista — Gin, Amaro dell'Erborista, Campari, Sweet vermouth, Bitters, Grapefruit peel

Recent Discussion

  • Re Teresa 2, 1 day ago Artur B commented:

    Old Tom Gin works well here.

  • Re Hunter's Verdict, 1 day ago Mixin In Ansley commented:

    Orange bloom, but rather monolithic. Could use some complexity.

  • Re The Bellman, 2 days ago Shawn C commented:

    Very good! As another commented, 2 good dashes of Angostura seemed right (and it contributed baking spice without overpowering the cocktail as Angostura sometimes can.) The Carpano provides a broad, flavorful dark berry/wine base, while the Gran Classico contributes a pronounced and extended bitterness. Bigallet and the orange zest provide just the right balance of varied orange essence to complete this more complex Boulevardier riff.

  • Re Algiers Point, 2 days ago HallA commented:

    Not dry enough for me, kind of a vieux carre --sazerac mix that is inferior to both. May try and make again with my preferred vieux carre raitos and using the chartreuse instead of benedictine...

  • Re Aloe'n & Cynical, 3 days ago drinkingandthinking commented:

    A little too sweet - smoke is lost with heavy banana and slight bitter finish.