Every now and again, the Divas fall in love. This time, an Italian gem from the province of Matera, in the Basilicata region of Southern Italy, captured our attention. The Italian gem in question, Amaro Lucano.
An Italian liqueur being made by the same family since 1894, Amaro Lucano is a digestif, customarily enjoyed after dinner. The flavour is a balance between sweet, bitter and citrus,and most people either love it or hate it; we love it. It is made with more than 30 herbs and of course, a closely guarded secret recipe.
There are several cocktails that can be made with Amaro Lucano but we find that simple is best. There’s just one caveat – it is currently only available through private import, or through our little contact below! We were lucky to try it at Ristorante Lucca in Little Italy. And we all know that when you can’t get something easily, you only want it more 😉
We love it when Amaro Lucano is served in the traditional way, straight, with a garnish of orange zest to compliment the citrus and bitter of the liqueur. That’s how we tried it and fell in love with it at Ristorante Lucca. We also tried Amaro Lucano in lemonade, and trust us, you’ll want to serve this at your next BBQ.
You won’t find it at the SAQ, but you can get Amaro Lucano, with your fabulous meal at Ristorante Lucca, or by contacting Groupe Vinsensus:
- 1 ½ oz Amaro Lucano (chilled)
- Orange zest
- Chill the glass.
- Pour the chilled Amaro Lucano in the glass
- Add ice
- Garnish with orange zest and serve