mmm unexpectedly found a bottle of Amaro Lucano at a store I don't usually go to, drinking some on rocks now
― sleeve, Wednesday, 26 August 2020 03:20 (six months ago) link
Prompted/inspired by erstwhilXor Tep, I've been infusing amari with coconut. I have a large tub of unrefined, very coconutty coconut oil that I wasn't sure what to do with, and this works perfectly. I did some Campari first. A Jungle Bird with pineapple rum and coconut Campari is some good-ass drinking, let me tell you.
Now I've moved on to Amaro di Angostura, which I infused for 3 days and strained this morning. The amaro is delicious, not coconutty until the swallow and then BAM, and will pair up well with rum; but what I'm really looking forward to is the banana bread I'm going to make with Angostura-infused coconut oil instead of vegetable oil.
― (show hidden tics) (WmC), Thursday, 24 September 2020 16:37 (five months ago) link
what ratio of oil to campari did you use?
― call all destroyer, Thursday, 24 September 2020 17:36 (five months ago) link
About 1:3 or 1:4, 3 days of infusing. I put the jar in the oven on Bread Proof setting for about 30 minutes at first so the oil would liquefy and gave it a swirl several times a day. Since then the weather has gotten cold, but I'm not sure if that will slow the flavor transfer on future batches.
― (show hidden tics) (WmC), Thursday, 24 September 2020 17:44 (five months ago) link
holy shit y'all
the description there doesn't do it justice imo, yes it has a straightforward cola/root beer nose but tasting is is wildly complicated, some fernet minty stuff going on, some of that toasted butter flavor, and something I can't identify that's nut-like? pretty bitter as well, I'm enchanted.
― howls of non-specificity (sleeve), Wednesday, 16 December 2020 02:25 (two months ago) link
looking for recipes led me to this fascinating page, sending up the bat-signal for WmC
― howls of non-specificity (sleeve), Wednesday, 16 December 2020 02:29 (two months ago) link
Oh yeah, the Amaro 101-102-103-104 pages have been a great resource for me. Another good roundup is at Kindred Cocktails — https://kindredcocktails.com/info/amaro
Tosolini sounds good, I might look for that on my next trip to Buster's in Memphis. I lost my mind the first time I went in there, spent 300 bucks before I realized what was happening. Turns out Memphis's liquor stores have Atlanta's totally beat.
― Motoroller Scampotron (WmC), Wednesday, 16 December 2020 03:13 (two months ago) link
i've never seen tosolini here but maybe i'll do a couple of more careful searches.
― call all destroyer, Wednesday, 16 December 2020 03:15 (two months ago) link
I've been drinking a lot of 50:50 amaro/vermouth mixes - I guess that would be Milano-Torino riffs? Nice and light.
― timber euros (seandalai), Wednesday, 16 December 2020 15:25 (two months ago) link
what should I get next? current stock is:
CampariCynarAperolMontenegroTosoliniNoninoVecchio Amaro Del Capo
― I like signing up to dead sites (sleeve), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 20:06 (yesterday) link
I really love Nardini. Also there's a Seattle company that makes an Amaro called Amaricano. Quite tasty!
― pj, Tuesday, 2 March 2021 22:10 (yesterday) link
I went with Sibilla but have never heard of either of those, so thanks!
― I like signing up to dead sites (sleeve), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 00:33 (seventeen hours ago) link