Amaro Amore

Reproduced Courtesy of NESCAFE and Curated by Alie & Georgia
Serves 1

Amaro AmoreAlie & 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.

Amaro Amore
Recipe type: Cocktail
Prep time: 
Total time: 
  • 1-1/2 oz. Rye or bourbon
  • ¾ oz. Averna amaro
  • ½ oz. Espresso, chilled
  1. Add first three ingredients to a tall glass or shaker.
  2. Add ice.
  3. Stir with a long spoon (don't shake) and strain into an up glass.
  4. Garnish with one Luxardo cherry



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Jello Shots

Submitted by DamYankee


1 large box of Jell-O (Not sugar free) ¾ c. hot water
¾ c. liquor


  1. Margarita Jello Shots by Weekend! on FlickrBasically make the Jell-O per the instructions on the box, with the exception that you use ¾ of the total liquid. 
  2. Mix the jello powder with ¾ c. of hot water (instead of a full cup) & dissolve completely. 
  3. Instead of adding cold water & the liquor of your choice, but only ¾ of a cup.
  4. Pour into plastic 1 oz condiment cups, available at most restaurant supply shops, & let sit in the refrigerator for 24 hours before serving.

Suggested Jello / Liquor combinations:
Cherry with Southern Comfort
Black Cherry with Southern Comfort
Blue Raspberry with Absolut
Orange with Absolut