Reproduced Courtesy of NESCAFE and Curated by Alie & Georgia
Alie & Georgia say: Amaros are Italian herbal liqueurs, rich and syrupy, bitter and sweet with deep herbaceous aromas. We made this stirred drink and it turned out to be a perfect balance between the snap of the rye in the whiskey, the herbal sweet notes from the amaro. The slightly bitter and chocolaty espresso marries those flavors together, cuts the sweetness and gives it complexity. And Luxardo cherries are maraschino sophisticated older sister, so make sure you use these classy, dark red berries instead of the garish red ones you see at dive bars. This cocktail would be perfect for sitting in a leather club chair after dinner, talking about your guests’ world travels. Or the latest Real Housewives episode.
- 1-1/2 oz. Rye or bourbon
- ¾ oz. Averna amaro
- ½ oz. Espresso, chilled
- Add first three ingredients to a tall glass or shaker.
- Add ice.
- Stir with a long spoon (don't shake) and strain into an up glass.
- Garnish with one Luxardo cherry