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Amaro Montenegro is an intriguing spirit for cocktail enthusiasts looking for new flavor experiences. With a taste that is both bitter and slightly sweet, the blend of 40 herbs offers a curiously complex flavor with tremendous versatility. What distinguishes Amaro Montenegro from other Amari and herbal liqueurs is its balanced bitter-sweet flavor, smooth texture and milder proof – making it the difference in the drink without overpowering other ingredients.

Parlor Tricks

“Parlor Tricks” – Theo Lieberman, Eleven Madison Park – NYC

1 oz Amaro Montenegro

2 oz Tonic water

3 oz Champagne

Cucumber

Orange twist

Muddle cucumber in a shaker tin. Add ingredients except champagne and shake over ice. Strain into a Collins glass with fresh ice. Top with champagne and garnish with an orange twist.

 

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“Monte Cobbler” – Cari Hah, Peking Tavern City Tavern – LA

1.5 oz Amaro Montenegro

1.5 oz Amontillado Sherry

1 tablespoon Sugar

Lemon wedges

Orange slices

Grapefruit slices

Mint

Muddle sugar and fruit slices in the bottom of a shaker. Add liquid ingredients, shake over ice and strain into a Collins glass filled with crushed ice. Top with more crushed ice and garnish with a mint sprig and orange slices.

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“Baloney Sammie” – Rosser Lomax, Craft Bar – NYC

2 oz Amaro Montenegro

3 oz Strawberry Schrub

Soda

Strawberry

Pour ingredients into an ice-filled Collins glass and top with soda. Gently stir and garnish with a strawberry

 

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“Montelomaloma” – Jason Littrell, Critical Mass – NYC

 

1 oz Amaro Montenegro

2 oz Tequila

.5 oz Lime juice

.25 oz Agave nectar

1 oz Grapefruit soda

1 Dash salt water

Grapefruit wedge

Pour all ingredients in an ice-filled Collins glass and gently stir. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge.