Category Archives: amaro

New Video: Aperitivo Time in Rome

The videos return with a trip to Rome to explore Italy’s famously epic aperitivo happy hours. For more about drinking in Italy and the rest of the world, pre-order my new book, The Drinkable Globe!

Prickly Ash Bitters: A classic American amaro gets back into Dodge

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Italy may have some of the world’s most iconic amaro brands, but Dodge City, Kansas-based Boot Hill Distillery is hoping to prove that a bitter liqueur straight out of the American West can more than hold its own against its European counterparts.

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Tales of the Cocktail: America meets Italicus Italian liqueur

Giuseppe Gallo, founder & director of Italspirits Ltd., introduces America to Italicus, the Italian bergamot-forward liqueur.

 

Riga Black Balsam liqueur and Moskovskaya Vodka get new U.S. rep

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New York’s Aligned Beverage Solutions announced that it is the new U.S.-based marketing rep for Moskovksaya Russian Vodka and Latvia’s Riga Black Balsam. So why does this matter?

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Drink more Fernet Branca (in beer form!)

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A few years back, Odell Brewing released Fernet-Aged Porter, a chocolatey, coffee-like brew aged in barrels that once held fernet produced by Denver’s Leopold Bros. Distillery. Now, Chicago’s Forbidden Root restaurant and brewery, known for “botanic beers,” has taken that concept a step further and developed a brew using ingredients based on the flavor profile of the famous digestive. The brewery partnered with the makers iconic amaro Fernet Branca—the first time the latter has ever collaborated with a brewer. The result: Fernectic, an 8.4 percent ABV, a spicy, minty, herbal brew made with ingredients such as rhubarb, wormwood and saffron, pulled right from Fernet Branca’s recipe (which includes a total of 27 botanicals).

Forbidden Root unveils Fernetic at its West Town location on January 19th, offering it on draft and in a limited number of 22-ounce bottles for $14.99.