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

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