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.
From doctors to drinks cabinets, Amaro Ramazzotti began life as an herbal tonic liqueur, crafted with care by an Italian herbal doctor. A complex mix of spices including gentian root, cinnamon and Sicilian orange peel arecombined to create the recognisable flavours of this century-old tonic. The orange peel provides the overwhelming flavour Amaro Ramazzotti is known for and it can be enjoyed as an aperitif as well as with mixers and in cocktails.
Amer Picon is a sweet orange-based liqueur which is usually served as an aperitif or mixed with wine, which may sound a little strange but you’ve got to try it to find out. Amer Picon has bittersweet notes and includes quinine, genetian and cinchona in addition to the citrus flavours. Amer Picon is most regularly found in cocktails, including wheat beer cocktails and simply blended with mixers. The sweetness of the orange has a bitter edge provided by the botanicals.
The exquisite dryness of Carlo Alberto Extra Dry makes it the perfect vermouth for smooth and drinkable Martini cocktails. Produced using the Muscat wine of Asti, Carlo Alberto’s Extra Dry vermouth stands out from others in its class due to the light, soft tones it offers. The dry Muscat Asti is teamed with 21 different botanicals which offer a touch of spice, herby undertones and a delicious finish which makes you want to go back for more.
Believed to be the first ever example of vermouth and credited with creating the word, Carpano is one of the world’s most recognisable and esteemed producers of this sweet, spicy drink. Carpano Biano Vermut offers a powerful hit of herbs and spices combined with a hint of vanilla and a rich, sweetness which creates an almost festive atmosphere. The richness is offset by the powerful spiciness, making this an enjoyable pre-dinner drink.
With the distinctive design and recognisable Italian flair of its marker, Carpano Classico Rosso is a rich and sweet vermouth which can be enjoyed in a wide number of ways. With all the characteristics of a quality red vermouth, Carpano Classico Rosso is fragrant, spicy and leaves you wanting at least one more sip. It’s a classic combo that works and the sweetness is well-balanced with that touch of spice.
Cinzano Vermouth Rosso 1757 is a splendidly aromatic vermouth from the long-running Italian brand, made with a carefully considered blend of herbs and spices. Gorgeously rich drinks await! The name '1757' refers to the year that the two Cinzano brothers, Giovanni and Carlo, opened up shop and began their legacy.
Cocchi Americano Rosa is a blend of two aromatic grape varieties, Brachetto and Malvasia, herbs, fruits and spices. These include gentian, cinchona, ginger and rose petals. Enjoy with tonic or soda and grapefruit zest, or in sparkling wine.
Not out of place in a James Bond movie, Cocchi Americano is an aperitif with style, substance and more than a little spice. The boldness of its orange flavour is matched note for note by the quinine bitterness that makes it a popular and distinctive aperitif. Cloves and cinnamon can be tasted through the orange and a strong woody end note leaves an enjoyable aftertaste, leaving a satisfying bitterness in the mouth.
Cocchi Vermouth di Torino is a classic Italian vermouth which is made to a 100 year old family recipe and delivers on every count from flavour to aroma to mixing quality. Warm notes of red fruit and orange come through and deliver a versatility which ensures this is a vermouth you can both enjoy and share. The palate is cherry rich with menthol coolness and is has a full-bodied character coming to a rounded finish which is refreshing and beautifully blended.
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.
Rich and inviting from first opening Dolin Chambery Rouge teams fresh grassy notes with deeper spices. Offering a complex palate of both fresh citrus flavours and the tempering influence of cinnamon and Szechuan pepper. Sweetness is the overriding flavour of this drink but there is a subtle spiciness which adds more to the overall flavour. Whether mixed into a traditional cocktail or enjoyed on ice, Dolin Chambery Rouge exudes class and refinery.
Sweeter than a summer day, Chamberyzette takes all the finery of Dolin vermouth with the additional flavouring of wild strawberries. The combination is refreshing and an alternative to your average vermouth. Steeped in history the Dolin Company knows its stuff when it comes to vermouth and the creativity used to create this strawberry-fresh alternative is a modern twist whether drank on its own or mixed into cocktails. There aren’t many flavoured vermouths on the market and so this one is certainly worthy of a spot in your drinks cabinet.