Amaro Averna Cocktail Recipes

Averna CocktailAmaro Averna is an Italian bitters that is very much a part of Italian culture.

It was invented by a Sicilian monk about 100 years ago and the Averna company has maintained this same recipe to this day.

Amaro Averna is often drunk neat or on ice, but it makes a supreme cocktail. Here are a few recipes:

Averna Red & Salty

Averna Rosso Sale


1 part Amaro Averna

2 parts Blood Orange Juice

Crushed Ice


Add the Amaro, red orange juice and crushed ice to a blender and give it a whizz for a minute or two. Wet the rim of your Margherita-style glass with this mixture and gently dip it into salt. Pour your cocktail mix into the glass and enjoy!

Averna Sours

Ingredients:Averna Sours

1 part Amaro Averna

4 parts vodka

2 parts lemon juice

1 part sugar syrup

Decant all the ingredients into a shaker with crushed ice. Shake well and then pour the mixture into a tumbler. Garnish your cocktail with a cherry and a slice of lemon; it makes a perfect pool-side sipper.

Averna Royale

Averna RoyaleIngredients:

Amaro Averna

Italian Prosecco

Splash about a finger of Amaro into a champagne flute and top off the glass with the best Italian bubbly. Elegant and simple, this spritz is popular with everyone.


Avernina CocktailIngredients:

1 part Amaro Averna

2 parts Cachaça

1 small Lime

Brown Sugar

Cut the lime into 8 pieces and chuck them into a tumbler. Add a tablespoon of brown sugar to the lime and swirl it around a bit. Add crushed ice, the Amaro and the Cachaça (a spirit popular in Brazil) and stir well with a stirrer. This is definitely a party cocktail!

Amaro Averna is available for purchase at Adriatic. Enjoy!

Averna Amaro


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