Amaro

Meletti

APPELLATION

Adriatic Coast, Italy

 

Amaro

Meletti Amaro is produced according to a secret family recipe that originated at the turn of the century.  This remarkable blend of aromatic fruits, herbs, and spices creates a perfectly balanced digestivo that is neither overly bitter, nor overly sweet.  Amaro is traditionally enjoyed on its own after a meal, but the intoxicating aromas and flavors of sweet orange peel and bitter genziana root, a plant local Le Marche, along with notes of cloves, add a unique component to cocktails.

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Wine Enthusiast - 93 pts

The brisk, invigorating scent of this amaro hovers between herbal and medicinal. On the palate, it skews sweeter, with rich caramel and hazelnut flavors and just enough bitterness and baking spice to keep things interesting.

K. Newman, April 2014

Wine Enthusiast - 90 pts

Dark amber in color, this is lightly scented with cinnamon and caramel. The taste is surprisingly sweet, but saved by the faintly bitter finish and just enough alcohol. A biscotti cookie-amaretto flavor lingers on, lightly and pleasantly.

K. Newman, February 2011

69 Holland

1 oz Genever

1 oz Plymouth Gin

.75 oz Meletti Amaro

.5 oz Amontillado Sherry

2 dashes peach bitters

Grapefruit peel

 

Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Stir and strain into a chilled coupe. Express grapefruit peel and discard.


Amaro Flip

2 oz Meletti Amaro

.75 oz fresh lemon juice

.5 oz rich simple syrup 2:1

1 whole egg

 

Add all ingredients into shaker, dry shake, then shake with ice. Double strain into a lowball glass without ice.


Amaro Sour

1.5 oz Meletti Amaro

.75 oz Rebellion Bourbon

1 oz lemon juice

.25 oz simple syrup

1 egg white

 

Combine all ingredients in shaker without ice. Shake hard for 10 seconds to incorporate egg white. Add ice and shake until chilled. Double strain into a double rocks glass with ice. Garnish with a cocktail cherry and lemon twist.


Americano

1 oz Meletti Amaro

1 oz Meletti 1870 Aperitivo

Club soda

 

Add first two ingredients to a highball glass with ice. Top with club soda and garnish with orange wedge.


Ascoli Negroni

• 1 oz Botanical Gin
• 1 oz Meletti Amaro
• 1 oz Meletti 1870
• 3 dashes orange bitters

Stir with ice. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with orange twist.


Bitter Sweet

2 oz gin

1 oz Meletti Amaro

1 oz fresh orange juice

.5 oz dry vermouth

 

Shake with ice and strain into a highball with fresh ice. Garnish with an orange twist.


Black Manhattan

2 oz Rebellion Rye

1 oz Meletti Amaro

3-5 dashes Angostura bitters

Stir ingredients with ice, strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with bourbon cherry or orange twist.


Hanky Panky

2 oz London Dry Gin

1 oz Meletti Amaro

.25 oz Meletti Fernet

 

Add all ingredients into a mixing glass. Stir with ice, and strain into chilled coupe. Garnish with orange twist.


La Llorona

.75 oz Meletti Amaro

.75 oz mezcal

.75 oz Yellow Chartreuse

.75 fresh lime juice

.25 oz crème de cacao

3 dashes mole bitters

 

Add all ingredients into shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.


La Marche Negroni

1 oz gin

1 oz Meletti Amaro

1 oz Meletti 1870 Aperitivo

 

Stir with ice. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Flame expressed orange peel over drink.


Mezzo Giorno = Mid-Day

1 oz Meletti Amaro

1 oz gin

1 oz sweet vermouth

1 slice cucumber (for garnish)

 

Pour ingredients over ice in a rocks glass. Stir to combine and garnish with cucumber.


Oaxacan Negroni

1 oz Del Maguey Vida Mezcal

1 oz Meletti Amaro

1 oz Meletti 1870 Aperitivo

 

Add ingredients into shaker with ice. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with orange twist.


Rosé Outlook

3 oz dry rose wine

1 oz Meletti Amaro

.5 oz orange liquor

Dash of rose water/syrup

Hibiscus flower optional (for garnish)

 

Pour ingredients over ice in a rocks or wine glass. Garnish with lemon twist.


Sardinian Iced Tea

4 oz LaLuca Prosecco

1 oz Meletti Amaro

.5 oz lime juice

 

Pour into highball with ice. Garnish with lime wheel.


St. Kitts Palmetto

• 2 oz Brinley Shipwreck Spiced Rum
• 1 oz Meletti Amaro
• 3-5 Dashes orange bitters

Stir with ice to combine. Strain into cocktail glass and garnish with orange twist.


St. Kitts Palmetto

2 oz Shipwreck Spiced Rum

1 oz Meletti Amaro

5 dashes orange bitters

Stir in a mixing glass with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with orange twist.


That Drink I Had One Time

1 oz Meletti Amaro

1 oz Dry Amontillado Sherry

.5 oz London Dry Gin

.25 oz St. Elisabeth Allspice Dram

2 dashes Angostura bitters

 

Add ingredients into mixing glass with ice. Stir and strain into a chilled Nick and Nora glass.


The Brooklyn

2 oz Rebellion Bourbon or Rebellion Rye

1 oz Meletti Amaro

4-5 dashes of Angostura bitters.

 

Stir with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with orange twist or bourbon cherry.


The Dandy

1 oz Rebellion Bourbon

1 oz Gran Classico

1 oz Meletti Amaro

3 dashes orange bitters

 

Add all ingredients into shaker with ice and stir to combine. Strain into cocktail glass or rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish with orange or lemon twist.


There Are No Coconuts In Ascoli!

1 oz Shipwreck Coconut Rum Cream

.5 oz Meletti Amaro

Club soda

 

Pour into rocks glass with ice, stir lightly to combine. Top with 2 oz club soda.