Delicious Rickey Ramazzotti drink with amaro and fresh cherries and lime juice.
Don’t be intimidated hearing the name of this drink, as the similar to a handsome Italian hunk. This is a drink recipe from the book Amaro which I recently reviewed. As you know I love to make at least one recipe from the book while reviewing it. Here also I did I made this delicious Rickey Ramazzotti with fresh cheery and lime juice.
This recipe is from book Amaro “The Spirited world of Bittersweet, Herbal Liqueurs with cocktails, recipes and formulas“by Brad Thomas Parsons. Amaro is bittersweet herbal liqueurs which Grandpa and father take after the meal as a digestive aid. According to author Italians may just drink Amaro at the end of the meal. Americans are using it creatively, in cocktails.
If you are enthusiastic about new and creative drink then this book is the one and this explains the many types of Amaro you can find, and the different cocktails you can make with it. If you are adventurous and lucky enough to find all the ingredients you can make your own Amaro at home.
For me buying Amaro was really difficult first as I could find only a couple of them in my local store.
There are 7 chapters in this book. First one introduction about Amaro and then Demystifying Amaro followed by Exploring the world of Amaro. In that chapter he talks about Aperitivo bitters, Campari, aperol, cappellettivino aperitivo amaericano rosso etc, followed by different types of Amaro, Amaro Montenegro, Amaro Ramazzotti etc,
The third chapter is Sabout Aperitivo cocktails, which include famous Americano, Aperol spritiz, Campari and soda and Negroni Sbagliato etc
Fourth chapter is about essential amaro cocktails, Negorni, old pal, Boulevardier, Jungle bird etc.
The fifth chapter is about Modern Amaro cocktails, and has a vast collection of about 102 drink recipes from which I tried Rickey Ramazzott;, there are Cranberry Beret, Cynaria, Italain black, The jump off, Little Italy, Monte Clilf, Cynara, cardinal, root down are few in the list.
The 6th chapter is about making your own Amaro, which include Autumnal Amaro, Winter Spice Amaro, Rite of spring amaro and summer solstice amaro.
7th chapter is recipes of various dishes you can make with Amaro , including, caffee corretto, Bittersweet ice cream soda, bitter balls, amaro-etti cookies, amaro spiked mulled hot apple cider etc.
I tried Rickey Ramazzotti from this book. It is delicious with bourbon, amaro ramazzotti. , simple syrup, lime wedge and cherries.
I told my hubby that this is Italian herbal bitter liquor. He told shall we can taste it, I told him it may taste like our kashyam bitter medicine. We can just try it, yes we tried turned out be not that bitter as kashyam. Still has very well after taste.
From this book you will get to taste various recipes if you can afford and get a chance to buy various amaro liquors to make all the recipes. Don’t even think of making amaro by yourself as it requires a lot of herbs you need. You are enthusiastic drink maker buy this book and make few drinks just like any bartender.
In the mean time make this delicious drink.
- 6 cherries pitted
- 2 lime wedges
- ½ ounce simple syrup
- 1 ounce bourbon
- 1 ounce Amaro Ramazzotti
- Soda water
- Garnish Lime wedge and 2 cherries
- Place cherries, lime wedges and simple syrup in cocktail shaker and muddle until the fruit is just broken up. Add the bourbon and Amaro ramazzotti and fill with ice. Shake until chilled and double strain into double old fashioned glass filled with ice. Top off with soda water. Garnish with the lime wedge and 2 cherries.
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“I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.”3
This is Swathi ( Ambujom Saraswathy) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.