Amaro has risen in popularity among the craft cocktail world, but when hearing about amari, the incredible medicinal elements of the liqueur are often glossed over. Many of these herbal elixirs are made up of over 40 distinct herbs, barks, roots, and spices designed to work together to aid with digestion, encompassing a wide range of Italian locales. Ranging from the woodsy, herbal bitters of the alpine regions to the lighter, citrusy-sweet amari of southern Italy, we will learn about the basics of amaro and their tasting notes.
We'll be joined by Karyn Crisis, author of Italy's Witches and Medicine Women, who will discuss the historical medicinal elements of local herbs and Jane Danger and Alla Lapushnik, formerly of bitters tasting room Amor y Amargo, who will talk us through the tasting notes of these herbal elixirs.
The event will take place at sunset at North Brooklyn Farms, on the Williamsburg Waterfront and at the site of the historic Domino Sugar Factory, which hasn't been open to the public in 150 years. After the tasting, we will be making a sample amaro composed of locally sourced medicinal herbs and roots—right from the farm and our surroundings!
This event is presented by Amaro Montenegro.
Each ticket includes:
- A taste of 5 distinct amari from around Italy and one specialty cocktail
- A historical overview of amaro and the herbal medicinal elements
- A mini workshop on making your own amaro
- Fresh herb-infused bruschetta
- 21+ only. Please bring I.D. with you.
- Two nights! October 16th and 17th, each from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
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