Ramazzotti is a digestif [ingredient=amaro 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
- Scarlet Knight — Gin, Ramazzotti, Sweet vermouth, Zucca, Eau de vie of Douglas Fir, Cranberry syrup, Lemon juice, Mint
- The Delicious Cobbler — Amaro Montenegro, Amontillado Sherry, Ramazzotti, Pineapple juice, Honey syrup, Lemon, Orange
- Partigiano — Cynar, Dry vermouth, Sweet vermouth, Ramazzotti
- Chinato e smoky — Islay Scotch, Chinato, Ramazzotti, Bitters, Peychaud's Bitters
- 8 Amaro Sazerac — Peychaud's Bitters, Amaro Meletti, Aperol, Amaro dell'Erborista, Ramazzotti, Campari, Amaro Sibilla, Amaro Montenegro, Herbal liqueur, CioCiaro, Orange cream citrate
- Noce Americana — Rye, Aromatized wine, Ramazzotti, Bitters
- Frank of America — Rye, Ramazzotti, Byrrh, Bitters, Maple syrup, Orange peel
- Canon Cocktail — Rye, Ramazzotti, Sweet vermouth, Triple sec, Bitters
- Juan Bautista — Pisco, Aperol, Ramazzotti, Bitters, Orange peel
- The Auteur Cocktail — Gin, Ramazzotti, Amère Nouvelle, Swedish Punsch, Herbal liqueur