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Aperol

Aperol
Aperitivo Liqueur

Category: Bitter Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 11%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$25

Aperol
Aperitivo Liqueur

Category: Bitter Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 11%
Brilliant red color. Fresh, floral aromas of wild raspberry, fresh grapefruit peel, gentian, violets, and vanilla-lime with an oily, bright, sweet medium-to-full body and a smooth, intricate, medium-length cinnamon, rhubarb, chamomile, orange peel, and melon finish. A bright and floral aperitivo for killer spritzes.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity, Herbal & Complex
Aroma Aroma: wild raspberry, fresh grapefruit peel, gentian, violets, and vanilla-lime
Taste Flavor: cinnamon, rhubarb, chamomile, orange peel, and melon
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Spritz al Bitter, Pimm's Cup
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright and floral aperitivo for killer spritzes.

The Producer or Importer

Campari America

The Producer or  Importer
1255 Battery St, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94111
USA
1 415-315-8000

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Bitter Liqueur

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Serve in a Copita
Bitter liqueurs are quite famous, especially those from Italy, such as amaro, and France. These liqueurs are made in various regions throughout these countries and are made from secret recipes of herbs and spices - some local, many imported from other territories. The herbs and spices include things such as orange peel, rhubarb, pomegranate and tree bark. Quite often these are mixed with fruit juices for pre-dinner cocktails, while most examples of amaro are enjoyed straight, often as a digestif. Alcohol levels are usually around 20% to 25%.