Amaro CioCiaro is a digestif [ingredient=amaro 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
- 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
- Something Bitter This Way Comes — Rye, Sweet vermouth, Fernet Branca, Bitters, CioCiaro, Salt
- Wilde Heart — Irish whiskey, Cherry Liqueur, CioCiaro, Orange peel
- Anchor-Faced — Rum, Sherry, Crème de Banane, Bitters, CioCiaro, Orange peel