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Amaro Montenegro: Every Day Since 1885


Amaro Montenegro —the number 1 Italian amaro—is coming to America, and it's already in the shakers of New York's top bartenders.

Created in 1885 by Italian alchemist Stanislao Cobianchi, Amaro Montenegro is derived from a still-secret blend of over 40 herbs and spices. Named for the second queen of Italy, Princess Helen of Montenegro, it is loved for its versatility and complex flavor profile with notes of everything from pekoe tea to orange peel and cucumber.

Although traditionally taken neat or on the rocks, it plays well in mixed drinks and cocktails as well. A versatile liquor, it ably fills every role from star ingredient to subtle modifier.

It's an Italian—and soon to be American—tradition, every day since 1885.

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