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
  • Sucker in a 3-piece — Cognac, Rye, Averna, Bénédictine, Bitters, Lemon peel, Orange peel
  • Caustic Negroni — Scotch, Sweet vermouth, Amaro, Averna, Vanilla syrup, Grapefruit peel
  • Decadent Stout Flip — Averna, Stout, Demerara Rum, Allspice Dram, Bitters, Whole egg, Nutmeg
  • Bark at the Moon — Rum, Rye, Averna, Pedro Ximénez Sherry, Bitters, Cinnamon syrup
  • brown is the new black — Stout, Virgin Islands Rum, Dark rum, Averna, Bénédictine, Bitters, Whole egg
  • Poirot — Crème de Banane, Averna, Aromatized wine, Crème de Cacao, Cream
  • Tazza di Vita — Averna, Gin, Club soda, Simple syrup, Lime juice, Cucumber, Mint
  • GoodFella — Dark rum, Cynar, Averna, Peychaud's Bitters, Espresso syrup
  • Islavardier — Islay Scotch, Sweet vermouth, Averna, Herbal liqueur, Orange peel
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