Summer is nearly here, which means it's the ideal time to relax with a spritz cocktail. Your basic spritz recipe includes sparkling wine, soda water, and an amaro — a bitter liqueur. It’s that last ingredient that varies depending on your taste and style, from the sweet elderberry flavor of Saint Germain to the bitter red hue of Campari. The Aperol...

 Disaronno (https://www.disaronno.com/), the world's favorite Italian liqueur¹, is proud to announce their significant expansion of on-premise availability for Disaronno Originale throughout the United States. Disaronno has grown a major presence at 34 new national on-premise accounts, focusing on chain bars, restaurants, hotels and movie theaters....

In Italy, it is customary to pour guests a glass of amaro to signify the end of an evening, with the ritual dating as far back as the 19th century. Most associate amaro with its bracingly bitter taste, but bartenders say it’s an unparalleled spirit within the liquor world.   There are numerous styles and brands of amaro found in each region in Ital...

As the author of a book about amaro, I’ve spent the past five years conducting numerous talks, tastings, and training sessions on the subject of bittersweet Italian liqueurs. And one of my favorite things to witness is the reaction when people enter the room and are instantly hit with the intense, symphonic aroma emanating from the lineup of amari...

After Campari, Limoncello is the second most popular liqueur in Italy. Because of its high sugar and citrus content, it is frequently served after dinner as a digestivo. Unlike Campari, the formula is not secret—in fact, it is so easy to make that it has become a DIY favorite. All you really need are lemon zests, simple syrup, and a neutral spirit...

To drink like an Italian is to slip into an appreciative way of life. The opening gesture to an evening and what is to follow means that the aperitivo—the relaxed appetite-awakener—plays a major role in a culture renowned for their food and drink. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of variations on the theme of relatively low alcohol-by-volume a...

Who does not remember the smiling face of Ernesto Calindri during the Carosello, advertising Cynar, the Italian artichoke liqueur to sip “against the wear and tear of modern life”? Well, even today, many years later, we find it on the shelves of many supermarkets, in bars and restaurants, ready to be served smooth or on ice according to taste. Sinc...

When temperatures drop low, what’s better than a steaming hot drink to warm the body and spirit?! Here are nine drinks to enjoy in Italy in winter.  Bombardino The name alone is enough to bring on some cheer. Bombardino (meaning ‘little bomb’) may very well be the favorite hot drink of skiers as you will see many of them gulp one down at Italy’s ri...

Amateurs of the best liquors currently on the market know that famous Fernet Branca Menta, a fresh variation of the original drink which feature 27 herbs and spices from  four different continents. The production of the Fernet Branca dates back to 1845 thanks to the Fratelli Branca Distilleria in Milan, whilst its aromatic mint version started to b...

Italian liqueur brand Amaro Montenegro is bringing international travel to consumers in America with a traveling pop-up bar experience, “Bar Monte,” that is targeting food and wine festivals across the country. The scaled-down sampling program is anchored in a tricked-out trailer pulled by a classic wood-paneled vintage Jeep Wagoneer. The tour laun...