Amaro, which is Italian for "bitter", is an Italian herbal liqueur variety that is commonly taken as an after-dinner digestif. It has a bitter-sweet flavour and an alcohol content typically anywhere between 15% and 35%.
Amaro is typically produced by macerating herbs, roots, flowers, bark, and/or citrus peels in alcohol, either neutral spirits or wine, mixing the filtrate with sugar syrup, and allowing the mixture to age in casks or bottles. It is typically drunk neat and usually with a citrus wedge. It may also be drunk on ice or with soda or tonic water.
Averna Amaro is a Sicilian masterpiece. A digestif liqueur which has been imbibed for over 200 years, Averna has a full body and smooth taste, with notes of liquorice and citrus combined with chocolate and vanilla. Averna Amaro is produced using an ancient recipe which has been passed down from one generation to another since 1868.
Each of the most delicate phases of the production of the bitter, all of which take place in the herbalist’s laboratory, are stringently checked in order to guarantee the authenticity of the ingredients and the high quality of the product. This is why Averna is one of the most famous bitters worldwide.