Averna is a digestif amaro from Sicily. It was invented in 1868 by Salvatore Averna, and is primarily citrus flavored, but also contains other herbs and roots. It is colored with caramel.

Averna is moderately sweet and moderately bitter, with a strong orange flavor. It is 64 proof. It is similar in flavor profile to Ramazzotti (but more orangey), and Amer Picon (but less bitter). 

Some popular cocktails containing Averna

  • new in fashion — Bourbon, Averna, Cherry lambic beer, Sugar, Orange
  • brown is the new black — Stout, Virgin Islands Rum, Dark rum, Averna, Bénédictine, Bitters, Whole egg
  • Bark at the Moon — Rum, Rye, Averna, Pedro Ximénez Sherry, Bitters, Cinnamon syrup
  • Season Pass — Averna, Coconut liqueur, Jamaican rum, Tequila, Lemon juice
  • Coffee's For Closers — Coffee liqueur, Averna, Bénédictine, Whole egg, Nutmeg
  • The Sherried Cherry — Speyside Scotch, Cherry Liqueur, Averna, Amaro
  • Sucker in a 3 (three) piece — Cognac, Rye, Averna, Bénédictine, Bitters, Lemon peel, Orange peel
  • Earthbound Cocktail — Rye, Averna, Sweet vermouth, Ginger liqueur, Amaro Sibilla, Bitters
  • GoodFella — Dark rum, Cynar, Averna, Peychaud's Bitters, Espresso syrup
  • Poirot — Crème de Banane, Averna, Aromatized wine, Crème de Cacao, Cream
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