Stellacello Amaro London 500ml
Joe Stella dates his love of amaro back to his days tending bars in Melbourne, some 20 years ago. His love of bitter flavours started somewhat earlier, as a young Italian lad sipping on chinotto as his mates enjoyed their Coca-Cola.
Some 25 ingredients are used, each added to a long, staggered maceration in neutral spirit. The sweetness – essential to balance the drink's bitter elements – comes from the traditional addition of sugar syrup. The resulting brew tastes of sarsaparilla, neroli, blackberry and currants, backed up by vibrant citrus and cinnamon.
A serious but fun take on digestivo.