Better known for its bitters and rums, the House of Angostura also makes an amaro. With notes of cinnamon, dark chocolate and Angostura bitters, this can be enjoyed on its own, with ice, or in cocktails.
A distinctive Italian liqueur made from soaking fruit rind, herbs and other ingredients in its base spirit before adding caramel for sweetness. Amaro Averna has a distinctive orange flavour and includes over 33 different herbs including cinnamon and gentian. It can be enjoyed on its own or with a range of mixers including cola and tonic water. The recipe and method of production hasn’t changed in 1868 so each measure of Amaro Averna has a piece of history within.
Made at the Caffo distillery in Italy to an old family recipe, the Vecchio Amaro Del Capo is a richly aromatic liqueur featuring 29 different Calabrian herbs and roots. This finely-tuned blend results in a liqueur full of earthy, wonderfully bitter flavours (part of which comes from the quinine in the recipe). Enjoy it chilled after dinner to make the most of this classic amaro.
A century old recipe guards the secrets of Amaro Montenegro and produces a tonic liqueur that has been enjoyed regularly throughout this time. Ingredients are individually selected for their quality and only the highest quality herbs made it into the final recipe. Distinctive and immediately recognisable, Amaro Montenegro beings with syrupy sweetness and then notes of mild bitters and botanical essences begin to take over, leading to a citrusy end note.
A delightful floral and fresh aperitivo from Ramazotti, which has been producing bitter Amaro since 1815. This Aperitivo Rosato has seductive notes of hibiscus and orange blossoms alongside hints of basil. Try mixing 50ml of Rosato with 100ml of Prosecco, ice and a garnish of basil leaves for a delicious summer drink.
Produced in Modena, Italy, Nocino di Modena Walnut Liqueur is made through the infusion of walnut husks with the addition of just a touch of sugar. An authentically nutty liqueur to be used in cocktails, mixed drinks, or just drizzled over vanilla ice cream!
Artichoke liqueur, yes it exists and here it is, straight from Italy. Cynar Artichoke is an Amaro liqueur which is usually enjoyed as an aperitif. Low in alcohol content Cynar Artichoke can be enjoyed straight or in cocktails, blends or to spike beer. Its strong bitter flavour is artichoke based but is enriched by a mixture of 13 different herbs, plants and roots, bringing out heady botanical aromas and flavours.
Sacred Rosehip Cup Liqueur is an aperitivo cordial made with a total of 27 botanicals, two of which are rosehip and rhubarb. Made with natural ingredients too, of which most are organic. This makes a fantastic negroni, but can also be drunk with lemonade in a Pimm's-style.
Martini's answer to the selection of bitter aperitifs, the Martini Bitter has been relaunched in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the renowned Italian drinks brand. Rich in classic quinine bitterness, backed up by plenty of sweetness and well-rounded orange notes.
A bitter liqueur that blends Italian and Australian drinking cultures. Building on what is common to both Italian amaro and Australian coffee: fruit, spice and herbs, this is a modern bittersweet coffee liqueur made with 14 botanicals, including coriander, liquorice root, illawarra plum and gentian – as well as cold brew coffee, of course. Mr Black's Coffee Amaro has rounded, dark caramel notes alongside bitter citrus and a herbal complexity.
For Danes this drink needs no introduction, it’s one of their most famous and most loved. Gammel Dansk. Everything from its name to its production has a Dutch feel and it has an aromatised flavour which unique and stands out from other bitters on the market with deep nutmeg, ginger and laurel notes coming through from the first taste. The exact recipe is a secret but it offers an aperitif which balances sharpness with a biting bitterness and sweet undertones.
Rich tawny in colour with a sweetly aromatic, smoky nose. Full-bodied and indulgent with notes of smoked Cherrywood, Vanilla, Kola nut & Chinotto. Smooth and silky, finishing with subtle notes of Chocolate, Raisin and Oak.
A non-alcoholic aperitif from Aecorn with a bitter, citrus-led flavour. Inspired by traditional recipes and 17th century English herbal remedies, Aecorn have created an aperitif with complex notes of orange, grapefruit, bay leaf and honeycomb. Try adding to a spritz for a citrusy, bitter edge.