Aperol, an orange-red liquor invented by the Barbieri brothers in Padova in 1919, is a go-to Spritz option. Low in alcohol, pleasantly citrusy and slightly bitter, it is a light and fresh aperitif that owes its flavors and aromas to sweet and bitter oranges, rhubarb, and gentian root.
Black Eagle Anisette is a refreshing liqueur from Malta created from a blend of anise, aromatic plants and herbs. It is best enjoyed as a long drink with ice and water, orange or pineapple juice, cola, lemonade, blackcurrant or tonic water.
Branca Menta is the mint version of Fernet Branca. It’s too 40% alcohol and has a very firm herbal, bitterness, but it is supplemented by an intense mint scent. Like Fernet Branca, you can drink it mixed with cola. Or, you can serve it straight on ice.
Cynar is an Italian bitter liqueur of the amaro variety. It is made from 13 herbs and plants, predominant amongst which is the artichoke, from which the drink derives its name. Cynar is dark brown in color, has a bittersweet flavor, and its strength is 16.5% ABV.
The Kinnie Spritz blends together a unique mix of natural bitters and botanicals along with Italian sparkling wine from the Veneto region. And the best part is that it comes in a ready-to-drink bespoke retro bottle, making it the perfect beverage to be carrying out during summer’s hot days.
Strega is bottled at 80 proof (40% ABV), which is an alcohol content comparable to most hard liquors, but it has a sweetness and viscosity typical of liqueurs. Among its approximately 70 herbal ingredients are mint and fennel, giving it a complex flavor with minty and coniferous notes. Strega is considered a digestif.
Pernod is a versatile, anise-flavored spirit that has been used in cocktails and cuisine for more than 200 years. This premium liqueur is imported from France and its natural flavor is derived from a distilled blend of aromatic herbs – 40% Alc./Vol.
Punt e Mes “one point and a half”) is an Italian vermouth. It is dark brown in color and has a bitter flavor. According to its producer, the name refers to the flavor being characterized as half a “point” of bitterness and one “point” of sweetness.