Ramazzotti is a digestif amaro invented by Ausano Ramazzotti in 1815 in Milan. It is made of a secret blend of 33 herbs and roots, and uses no artificial color. Today, Ramazzotti is owned by the Pernod Ricard group.
Ramazzotti is dark brown in color and fairly opaque. It has a strong root beer-citrus aroma and has a nice balance between bitter and sweet. At 60 proof it's a bit higher proof than most Amari. They also make a Menta version and a Fernet, though they look to be quite difficult to track down.
Ramazzotti is fairly versatile in cocktail applications, though it can overpower a drink quickly as Fernet Branca can.
Some popular cocktails containing Ramazzotti
- 8 Amaro Sazerac — Peychaud's Bitters, Amaro Meletti, Aperol, Amaro dell'Erborista, Ramazzotti, Campari, Amaro Sibilla, Amaro Montenegro, Herbal liqueur, CioCiaro, Orange cream citrate
- Scarlet Knight — Gin, Ramazzotti, Sweet vermouth, Zucca, Eau de vie of Douglas Fir, Cranberry syrup, Lemon juice, Mint
- Noce Americana — Rye, Aromatized wine, Ramazzotti, Bitters
- The Sovereign — Rye, Ramazzotti, Coconut liqueur, Herbal liqueur
- Wisconsin County Road Double Y — Rye, Gran Classico, Campari, Ramazzotti, Cynar, Olive
- Chinato e smoky — Islay Scotch, Chinato, Ramazzotti, Bitters, Peychaud's Bitters
- Juan Bautista — Pisco, Aperol, Ramazzotti, Bitters, Orange peel
- Black Scottish Cyclops — Scotch, Ramazzotti, Bitters
- The Auteur Cocktail — Gin, Ramazzotti, Amère Nouvelle, Swedish Punsch, Herbal liqueur
- Ghost Town — Genever, Curaçao, Ramazzotti, Islay Scotch, Tea, Orange peel