Siciliano Amaro Cocktail

Siciliano Amaro Cocktail

This recipe was shared with us by our friends at Canyon Coffee, and originally created by Botanica Restaurant in Los Angeles.

This one is a treat.  Perfect for a boozy brunch with a shot of caffeinated espresso, and great for a post-meal evening night cap with a shot of decaf.  The herbal, bitter-sweet amaro pairs nicely with the rich cherry cola notes from the espresso, vermouth, and cherry. It's rich, syrupy and complex.  Give it a try and let us know what you think.

Here's the mix: 

  • 1 1/2oz sweet red vermouth, like Carpano 
  • 1 1/2oz Amaro, like Nonino or Montenegro 
  • 2oz espresso, or cold brew concentrate 
  • Splash of club soda
  • Luxardo cherry for garnish 

Combine the amaro, vermouth, and espresso in a glass or shaker with ice, shake for 10 seconds, strain over ice if using cocktail shaker, top with a splash of club soda and garnish with a cherry.