Amaro Averna is a classic digestif, often served on the rocks or neat. It also is an ingredient in some cocktails.
The herbs, roots and citrus rinds are allowed to soak in the base liquor before caramel is added. Averna is sweet, thick and has a gentle herbal bitterness. It is 29% alc/volume and distilled and bottled in Italy.
Traditional herbal medicine was cultivated in the monastery, so according to the manufacturer, the use of Mediterranean herbs is typical for the recipe. Herbs, roots and spices as well as pomegranates and essential oils from bitter oranges and lemons are collected, mixed and crushed. In the subsequent maceration, the ingredients are doused with pure alcohol and give off their aromas and flavours to it. If the intensity of taste and smell is right, the mixture is reduced to drinking strength and bottled. According to the manufacturer, the recipe has not changed since 1868.
Produced by: Campari Group