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N/A Amaro #1

The following recipe can be amended to suit your own tastes (i.e., less gentian root if you don’t like bitter flavors). Experiment by swapping in your favorite herbs or spices!


  • 1 tablespoon dried orange peel
  • 1 tablespoon dried lemon peel
  • 1 tablespoon gentian root
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosebuds
  • 1 tablespoon juniper berries
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoon pink peppercorns
  • 1 cinnamon stick snapped in half
  • handful crystallized ginger torn
  • Peel of ½ orange sliced into strips (save the orange)
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 oranges juiced


  • Combine all ingredients except the orange juice and seal in a glass Mason jar. Place in the refrigerator and let steep for 1 week, shaking occasionally.
  • Strain out the solids and add the orange juice.
  • Enjoy chilled over a large ice cube or mixed with seltzer, preferably citrus-flavored