About Bitter Liqueur

About Bitter Liqueur
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%.

Top Picks for Bitter Liqueur

Bepi Tosolini Amaro Liqueur
95 points
$32
Savory, earthy, vegetal, and complexly delicious; this is excellent night cap material.
Cynar 70 Bitter Liqueur
95 points
$36
A chewy, potent bitter liqueur for Black Manhattans and Last Word riffs.
Awards: 2021 Best Bitter Liqueur
Averna Amaro Siciliano Liqueur
94 points
$32
An absolutely lovely marriage of a little bit bitter, a bit sweet; the higher sugar and approachable flavors of vanilla, orange, chocolate, and mint make this more approachable for people starting their Amaro journey.
Enrico Toro Genziana 72 Bitter Liqueur
94 points
$46
A pleasant sipper with zesty citrus that will be the perfect refresher after a heavy meal; a good bitter for people new to the category.
Cynar Bitter Liqueur
93 points
$26
A racy treat to sip after a heavy Italian meal or a perfect addition for a Black Manhattan.
Amérisse Liqueur Amére au Cassis
93 points
$30
A bittersweet, practically juicy Aperitivo that will be a dream in a spritz; highly satisfying and bright.
Bitter Journey Bingzhou Liqueur
92 points
$40
A slightly bitter boldly intriguing liqueur made with a medicine cabinet of East Asian herbs and spices.
Amaro Y Arroyo Bitter Liqueur
91 points
$36
A lovely digestif that will adapt well in cocktail modifications.
Braulio Amaro Alpino Liqueur
91 points
$24
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An herbaceous and cooling bitter liqueur that brings a distinctive pine tone to your cocktail repertoire.
91 points $24 Best Buy
Ramazzotti Bitter Amaro
87 points
$28
Belgian chocolate covered oranges made into liquid form.