Episode 34: Amaro with Brad Thomas Parsons

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Amaro, the Italian bitter liqueur, has been used as a digestive in Italy and produced for hundreds of years, and has had a relatively recent resurgence due to the craft cocktail revival. And yet, outside of Italy and this niche-y industry, the Amaro category is still fairly unknown, and often misunderstood. To be fair, the category can be confusing to even seasoned spirits experts. James Beard award winning author and spirits & bitters expert Brad Thomas Parsons to the rescue! In our deep dive into all things Amaro we discuss what exactly makes an Italian bitter liqueur an Amaro, and whether or not Campari, Fernet Branca or Jagermeister fall under that umbrella.

This week's featured cocktail recipe is the Negroni Sbagliato from BT Parson's book - Amaro: The Spirited World of Bittersweet, Herbal Liqueurs

NEGRONI SBAGLIATO 1 oz. sweet vermouth 1 oz. Campari 1 oz. lightly sparkling wine Garnish: orange slice or peel Combine vermouth and Campari in an ice-filled rocks glass. Top with sparkling wine, stir to combine and garnish. links: Brad Thomas Parson's Website Brad's Twitter, Instagram, Facebook Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All Amaro: The Spirited World of Bittersweet, Herbal Liqueurs Distillery Cats: Profiles in Courage of the World's Most Spirited Mousers Bit by a Fox: blog: http://bitbyafox.com instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bitbyafox/ facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BitByAFox/ twitter: https://twitter.com/bitbyafox music: https://www.humanworldwide.com

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