How to make a festive Italian spiced spritz with Amaro Lucano

How to make a festive Italian spiced spritz with Amaro Lucano

The seasonal spritzes continue this week with another Wintry Italian cocktail recipe. Last time, I shared my spiced twist on a classic Aperol Spritz, but this time, I’ve got something with a bit more of a herbal flavour to it – a festive, spiced spritz using Italian digestif, Amaro Lucano. Let’s check it out. This post contains a product sent to me as a press sample, which has been marked with an asterisk. To find out more about this, please feel free to read my disclaimer and privacy policy

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’.

Equipment

Tumbler | Ice | Stirrer

Ingredients

50 ml Amaro Lucano*
50 ml apple juice
60 ml ginger beer
Slice cucumber
Slice orange

Method

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! 

Female Original

Read next: Winter Aperol Spritz 

6 Comments

  1. Smelly Socks and Garden Peas
    December 20, 2021

    Oooo looks and sounds really yummy and very festive too.

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      December 20, 2021

      Thank you!

      Reply
  2. Jaya Avendel
    December 23, 2021

    Oo, this drink sounds delicious! Love that it uses apple juice and ginger beer to compliment the Amaro Luncano. The idea of pairing a drink with music is a great one; love seeing 23 on your list!
    Thanks for sharing, 🙂

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      December 31, 2021

      So glad to hear that you enjoyed the drinks and the music pairings! I’m looking forward to doing even more of them in 2022 🙂

      Reply
  3. Anika
    December 29, 2021

    With the apple juice and ginger beer this sounds like such a delicious combo! Lovely idea ☺️

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      December 31, 2021

      Thanks, Anika! It’s a great balance of sweet and spice with a nice herbal flavour to it too 🙂

      Reply

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