Amaros (and digestifs)

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what ratio of oil to campari did you use?

call all destroyer, Thursday, 24 September 2020 17:36 (eight 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 (eight months ago) link

two months pass...

holy shit y'all

https://www.drinkhacker.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Amaro-tosolini.jpg

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 (six months ago) link

looking for recipes led me to this fascinating page, sending up the bat-signal for WmC

https://inuakena.com/spirit-reviews/amaro-103-advanced-amari/

howls of non-specificity (sleeve), Wednesday, 16 December 2020 02:29 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six months ago) link

two months pass...

what should I get next? current stock is:

Campari
Cynar
Aperol
Montenegro
Tosolini
Nonino
Vecchio Amaro Del Capo

I like signing up to dead sites (sleeve), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 20:06 (three months ago) 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 (three months ago) 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 (three months ago) link

Right on! I haven't heard of Sibilla so I'll look for it

pj, Thursday, 4 March 2021 20:26 (three months ago) link

this was amazing, "For Whom The Sun Rises"

1.5 ounces Varnelli Amaro Sibilla
0.75 ounce grapefruit juice
0.25 ounce lime juice
0.25 ounce Maraska Maraschino (cherry brandy)
0.25 ounce simple syrup
5 drops salt solution (3 parts kosher salt to 1 part water)
Grapefruit peel (placed in the shaker)
shake, double strain, serve at room temp

I like signing up to dead sites (sleeve), Thursday, 4 March 2021 20:29 (three months ago) link

sibilia is the reigning favorite in the house (followed by cynar).

Yerac, Thursday, 4 March 2021 22:32 (three months ago) link


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