Amaro CioCiaro is a digestif amaro named after an old term for the central region of Italy. Invented in 1873, the recipe is a secret, but is based on bitter orange. It is dark brown in color, moderately sweet, and 60 proof. 

CioCiaro can be used as a close substitute to the not yet imported Amer Picon. With a bit of tweaking, a very close approximation can be made. 

Some popular cocktails containing CioCiaro

  • Winter Soldier — Vodka, Bitters, CioCiaro, Half-and-half
  • Aperitivo Julep — Dry vermouth, Peach liqueur, CioCiaro, Mint
  • Kino — Amaro, Mezcal, Campari, CioCiaro
  • Daisy If You Do — Bourbon, Bénédictine, Bitters, Agave syrup, Grapefruit juice, CioCiaro, Lemon
  • 8 Amaro Sazerac — Peychaud's Bitters, Amaro Meletti, Aperol, Amaro dell'Erborista, Ramazzotti, Campari, Amaro Sibilla, Amaro Montenegro, Herbal liqueur, CioCiaro, Orange cream citrate
  • Something Bitter This Way Comes — Rye, Sweet vermouth, Fernet Branca, Bitters, CioCiaro, Salt
  • Wilde Heart — Irish whiskey, Cherry Liqueur, CioCiaro, Orange peel
  • Pocket Square — Gin, Campari, Elderflower liqueur, CioCiaro, Lemon juice, Simple syrup, Grapefruit peel
  • Pear Collins — Bourbon, Falernum, Bitters, Pear juice, Lemon juice, Simple syrup, CioCiaro
  • Blue Collar Cocktail — Rye, Sweet vermouth, Maraschino Liqueur, Orange bitters, Bitters, CioCiaro, Lemon peel
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