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

by Brad Thomas Parsons

Hardcover, 2016


Call number

Beverage -- PAR

Call number

Beverage -- PAR


Ten Speed Press (2016), Edition: 1, 280 pages


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. Amaro is the first book to demystify this ever-expanding, bittersweet world, and a must-have for any home cocktail enthusiast or industry professional. Starting with a rip-roaring tour of bars, cafes, 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.… (more)


Physical description

280 p.; 6.78 inches
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