You don’t know bitters until you know amaro. Amaro, a name meaning “bitter” in Italian, is an herbal liqueur with a bitter-sweet taste. Maybe you know Amaro as shots of Fernet-Branca, or as Campari mixed into a negroni. Or maybe you know it simply as an after-dinner digestif.
If you’re interested learning more about the liqueur, VinePair’s buying guide of the best Amaro to try is a good place to start. Whether it’s Averna, Aperol, or Cynar, the bitter kick is the defining flavor in classic cocktails like the Boulevardier and Americano. Check out VinePair’s full Amaro guide for everything you need to know.