The Big Book of Amaro
By Matteo Zed
2021 • Countryman Press
An illustrated history, exploration, and celebration of the Italian liqueur everyone loves.This gorgeous guide teaches you everything you need to know about amaro, the delightfully complex and bittersweet Italian liqueur. Traditionally a digestif, it’s also a popular ingredient in modern cocktails.
The first part of the book is dedicated to the drink’s creation and extraction processes, both traditional and contemporary. The second is a complete history of the beverage, from its origins in medieval alchemy to today’s popular renaissance. Further chapters explore the liqueur’s botanical profiles and natural properties, followed by a thorough buying guide with descriptions of bottles from Italy, Europe, and beyond. Finally, Zed showcases how best to use amaro behind the bar and in the kitchen, with recipes such as The Golden Mai Tai and Bitter Goat Cheese Risotto.
A lovingly crafted tribute to a celebrated drink, The Big Book of Amaro is an eye-catching triumph that will delight anyone with a passion for amaro, mixology, food science, or all things Italian.
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