What is Amaro Lucano?
Founded in 1894, Amaro Lucano is an Italian herbal liqueur created by family-owned company Amaro Lucano S.p.A. Made of a delicate blend of over 30 herbs, Amaro Lucano is a bitter-sweet digestif. With a warm richness to it, Amaro Lucano is a particularly great liqueur for the Wintertime. The name ‘Lucano’ comes from the word Lucania, which is another name for Basilicata, the area of Italy in which the company was founded.
Italian spiced spritz with Amaro Lucano
While Amaro Lucano makes for a great drink when served neat, with ice, or with a little bit of orange peel, it was the array of cocktails that it could be used in that had me intrigued. So, I made my way through a few of their suggested serves before discovering the perfect Winter spritz: the ‘Signature Cup’. If you know Female Original, then you’ll know that I never end up following a cocktail recipe exact – I always like to put my own twist on it. And, although the Signature Cup was a winner of a recipe, me being me, I changed it juuuuust a little bit. So, here’s my take on the Amaro Lucano ‘Signature Cup’.
Tumbler | Ice | Stirrer
50 ml Amaro Lucano*
50 ml apple juice
60 ml ginger beer
Fill your wine glass two-thirds of the way with ice cubes.
Add the Amaro Lucano and apple juice to the glass.
Top with ginger beer and give the mix a light stir.
To finish, add the slice of cucumber and a slice of orange. Serve and enjoy.
Pair it with these tunes
Onto the music pairings…for the Amaro Lucano spritz, I’ve gone for a few soulful tunes that complement the sense of warmth that you’ll get from this cocktail. Let me know what you think of my three picks.
Check out my other seasonal spritzes
Want to keep the spiced spritzes coming? Then you’re going to want to check out my Winter Aperol Spritz recipe. As an afternoon sipper, you really can’t go wrong with an Aperol Spritz, but in the colder months, a spiced twist on the classic is certainly needed to help get you in the Christmas spirit. So, make sure to test it out for yourself. For even more drinks and music pairings, head on over and give me a follow on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Until next time!
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