With a secret recipe remaining unchanged since its creation 136 years ago, Amaro Montenegro is an Italian bitter herbal liqueur featuring 40 botanicals from around the world. It’s a pleasant digestif for sipping after dinner and a versatile cocktail ingredient to replace the usual spirits in classic concoctions.
In the 1800s, Benedictine monks created a pleasantly bitter elixir of herbs thought to possess therapeutic properties. It became known as Averna when Salvatore Averna acquired the recipe and won approval from King Umberto I, the liqueur’s first superfan. Two centuries later, the timeless Italian ritual of drinking Amaro Averna remains.