Amaro is a liqueur made by infusing a base spirit with myriad botanicals like fruits, roots, barks and herbs, amari (plural for amaro) can have a depth of bittersweet flavor unlike any other spirit. Traditionally, amari are served neat or over ice, but there are plenty of creative ways to enjoy them. For a simple afternoon cocktail, amaro with tonic is a refreshingly solid recommendation for someone who loves gin and tonics but wants to try something new. Amaro also pairs well with coke or ginger ale for a palate that craves something on the sweeter side. Many Europeans drink amaro with orange juice, but it also blends well in coffee and espresso drinks. To complete a meal, served at room temperature as a digestive.Amari are versatile, making them fun and easy to experiment with.
Come join us The Drive Coffee Bar and give our Amaro a try. We carry a few varieties, but my personal favourite is the Amaro Nonino Quintessa. Amaro Nonino Quintessentia is an digestif amaro made in Fruili, in northern Italy. It is grappa based, and infused with a blend of many herbs, spices and roots, including gentian, saffron, licorice, rhubarb, sweet and bitter orange, tamarind, quassia bark, chinchona bark, and galenga, among other things. It is a light reddish brown color and 70 proof.Nonino is a bit less sweet, less bitter, and lighter in texture than other amari. It is aged for five years in oak barrels.
So good! We are 1670 Commercial Drive in the Heart of East Vancouver's Little Italy.