Amaro
T ranslated from the Italian, its name is less than inviting: bitter. But when amaro finds it way into a cocktail it becomes a pleasant surprise. What’s more, many of these pungent liqueurs are quite friendly when enjoyed neat or on the rocks. If the term is unfamiliar, it’s not because amari (that’s the plural) are so rare. One of the most popular examples in the world— Campari—is a key ingredient in the Negroni cocktail. But you won’t find the word amaro on its bottle. Instead, Campari is labeled as an aperitif. That may be because the category is so loosely defined. Amari include before- and after-meal liqueurs (even, some say, vermouth) and may be …
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