If you’re a cocktail fan who loves amari — the Italian bitter herbal liqueurs — life is endlessly interesting: There’s always another bottle to try. And one of our recent favorites just landed in the states for the first time. Produced in Sicily since 1901, Amaro dell’Etna is only now crossing the Atlantic.
While some amari resemble each other strongly, Amaro dell’Etna is quite unique, with a ton going on — it’s rich and reasonably high-alcohol (29% ABV), well-balanced between bitter and sweet, with a vast array of flavors: bitter orange and vanilla and licorice, but also spice and even smoke. It’s weighty, it’s intense, and it’s pretty craveable.
-- Food & Wine, 2018