Amaro

The Spirited World of Bittersweet, Herbal Liqueurs, with Cocktails, Recipes, andFormulas

by Brad Thomas Parsons

Featuring more than 100 recipes, Amaro is the first book to demystify the ever-expanding, bittersweet world, and is a must-have for any home cocktail enthusiast or industry professional.

The European tradition of making bittersweet liqueurs--called amari in Italian--has been around for centuries. But it is only recently that these herbaceous digestifs have moved from the dusty back bar to center stage in the United States, and become a key ingredient on cocktail lists in the country’s best bars and restaurants. Lucky for us, today there is a dizzying range of amaro available—from familiar favorites like Averna and Fernet-Branca, to the growing category of regional, American-made amaro.

Starting with a rip-roaring tour of bars, cafés, and distilleries in Italy, amaro’s spiritual home, Brad Thomas Parsons—author of the James Beard and IACP Award–winner Bitters—will open your eyes to the rich history and vibrant culture of amaro today. With more than 100 recipes for amaro-centric cocktails, DIY amaro, and even amaro-spiked desserts, you’ll be living (and drinking) la dolce vita.


Recent Reviews

Amaro: The Spirited World of Bittersweet, Herbal Liqueurs, with Cocktails, Recipes, and Formulas

Ben Witten

4 Stars

Europeans have been enjoying bittersweet liquors for hundreds of years, but Americans have only recently begun to appreciate the…

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Taste of Italy

Michelle Thomson

4.5 Stars

Author Brad Thomas Parson helps so many in discovering a new tasty drink from abroad. This book was packed with insight about bitters and recipes that I'm anxious to try. There are so many recipes in this book and so many infusions of…

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Amaro- the book to quench your thirst

Yovin Bhatia

5 Stars

this book offers a unique look into the cocktail mix drink world. The drinks within this book are very interesting plus the stories they tell about the producers and products just add to the theme of the book.This is a must have for…

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Amaro

Damian Gerlach

4.5 Stars

Parsons more than delivers on sweet ways to enjoy the spirit, explains the vast amari family tree and gives tips for how to make your own variety for every season. He also does a terrific job of showcasing amari in this collection of over…

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Amaro

Seth Gartland

5 Stars

This was a wonderful and informative book about a type of liquor that I am not very familiar with. Amaro is a liquor made with herbs that originates from Italy, however there are similar types of liquors from around the world that are…

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