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Cocktail Recipes

From Our Fellow Amaro Enthusiasts...

Amaro has been a house favorite for generations of Italians, but now amaro is also widely wanted for craft cocktails. Since Cinpatrazzo hit the Chicago liqueur scene in 2016, our fellow enthusiasts have been busy creating cocktails starring the local amaro. Here are a few of our personal favorites - let us know if you have a recipe to share! 

Amaro Apple Fall Classic

Ingredients -----

1 oz. Absolute Vodka

1 oz. Apple Brandy

1 oz. Amaro Cinpatrazzo

2 oz. Apple Cider

2 whole Star Anise

Apple Slice

Directions -----

Shake the vodka, brandy, amaro, and apple cider in a chilled shaker with lots of ice.

Strain into a martini glass and garnish with star anise and an apple wedge.

----- by Tom Ohnstad

Amaro Autumn Martini

Ingredients -----

1 oz. Grey Goose Vodka

1 oz. Amaro Cinpatrazzo

1 ½ oz. Pumpkin Spice Cream (pref. Forbidden Secret Pumpkin Spice)

2 oz. Half and Half

1 whole Cinnamon Stick

Directions -----

Shake together the vodka, amaro, pumpkin spice cream, and half and half in a chilled shaker.


Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with the cinnamon stick. Top with whipped cream (optional).

----- by Tom Ohnstad

Via Cavour

Via Cavour is the street Pat lived on when he studied in Florence
----- by Tim Magner

Ingredients -----

1 part Amaro Cinpatrazzo

1 part Dry Gin

1 part Dry Vermouth

Orange peel for garnish

1/2 part Coffee Simple Syrup*


Directions -----

Mix all ingredients over ice (stirred or shaken) until chilled. Strain in to a coupe glass. Twist orange peel over drink & garnish.

   2 cups freshly brewed coffee

   2 cups sugar

   Small handful of coffee beans


Bring coffee to gentle boil in a  saucepan, add sugar and coffee beans. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved and turn off heat. Let cool to room temperature then remove beans and bottle. Store in refrigerator.

Ciao, Cutie!!

Ingredients -----

1.25 ounces Amaro Cinpatrazzo

0.75 ounces Jo Snow Tangerine Lavender Honey Syrup

1 tbsp mandarine orange juice


Orange slice for garnish

Directions -----

Pour amaro, syrup and orange juice into champagne flute.

Top the flute with prosecco and gently stir. Garnish with a slice of mandarine orange. Enjoy!!

Santa's Sleighed

Ingredients -----

1 1/2 cups Milk
1/3 cup Nutella

1.5/2.0 oz Amaro Cinpatrazzo

Espresso Power

Whipped Cream

Directions -----

Heat milk and Nutella. Pour amaro into each mug. Add the heated milk/Nutella mixture.

Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of espresso powder.

Makes two servings.

----- After all those cookies, Santa needs amaro!

Lorenzo's Lair

Ingredients -----

1.5 oz Sotol Silver

.75 oz Amaro Cinpatrazzo

.75 oz Tuaca

.75 oz coffee simple syrup (recipe under Via Cavor)

1 egg white

Directions -----

Add ice and ingredients to shaker.

Shake and serve.

----- A legend claims that Tuaca was created for Lorenzo the Magnificent and rediscovered by Gaetano Tuoni and Giorgio Canepa in 1938.

Respiro di Sole

----- "Breathe of the Sun"

Ingredients -----

1.5 oz Zapopan Tequila Reposado

.75 oz Amaro Cinpatrazzo

1 teaspoon lemon juice

2 oz lemon-lime soda

.75 oz Kumquat Simple Syrup* 

Directions -----

Mix. Pour over ice and add a lemon twist.

*2/3 c. kumquat puree

2/3 c. water

2/3 c. sugar

Bring ingredients to a boil and then let it cool. Drain through a sieve.

Rum Cheri Amor

Ingredients -----

1.5 oz of Diplomatico Venezuelan Rum Reserva Exclusiva

.75 oz of Amaro Cinpatrazzo

.75 oz of Lime Juice

.75 oz of coffee simple syrup (recipe under Via Cavour above)

1 egg white

Directions -----

Place ingredients in a shaker with ice.


Shake and pour into coupe glass rimmed with the juice of a lime.

Chico, Kiss Me Goodnight !

Ingredients -----

1.5 oz of Sotol Silver

1.5 oz of Solerno Blood Orange

1.5 oz Topo-Chico Mineral Water

.75 oz of Amaro Cinpatrazzo

.75 oz of Lime Juice

Directions -----

Place ingredients in a shaker with ice.

Shake and pour into your favorite martini glass.

Limon Refresher

Ingredients -----

1 ½ ounce Mezcal

¾ ounce Amaro Cinpatrazzo

1 ounce pineapple juice

¾ ounce Ginger liquor (*we used NANCE from Belize but another ginger liquor could be used)

2 drops habanero sauce

2 ounces club soda

Directions -----

Shake all ingredients EXCEPT club soda with ice and strain over fresh ice in a chilled class.  Top with club soda & stir.  

----- by Missy Aguilar

Orange You Glad It's Spring

Ingredients -----

1.5 ounce Tito's Vodka

.75 ounces of Amaro Cinpatrazzo

.75 ounces of Grand Marnier

.75-1.5 ounces of Orange Juice (to taste)

3 ounces of tonic

Directions -----

Shake and serve over ice in glass of your choice.

Primavera Spritz !!

Fill a glass of your choice with ice and San Pellegrino Limonata

Add a shot of Amaro Cinpatrazzo

Garnish with a twist of lemon slice.

Sicilian Ice Tea - Chicago Style

Fill a glass with ice and add -----

1 oz of Amaro Cinpatrazzo

1 oz of Blood Orange Italian Soda

1 oz of Lime Juice

.5 oz of Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur

Top with Prosecco and a sprig of Mint.


In a saucepan, simmer for 10 minutes -----

1/4 cup Blood Orange Balsamic 

1/8 cup of Amaro Cinpatrazzo

2 teaspoons Agave Sweetener

A dash of Salt

Let cool and pour over your favorite Gelato or Ice Cream.

Garnish with an Orange Wedge.


Had Me A Blast

In a glass filled with ice, combine -----

4 oz. Prosecco

1 oz. Aperol

1 oz. Amaro Cinpatrazzo

1 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon blood orange bitters

Stir, brush lemon peel around the rim and garnish.

Eclipse of the Heart

In a rocks glass, add -----

2 oz tequila  

2 oz Topo Chico Mineral Water 

1 oz Amaro Cinpatrazzo  

1 oz lime juice 

1 oz Limonata 

1/3 oz Ancho Reyes Verde Chile Poblano Liqueur

1 1/4 teaspoon Aztec Chocolate Bitters

Stir; garnish with lime twist in the shape of a heart.

----- by Graham Crowe of TWO

Something to Crowe About!

Ingredients -----

1  oz Amaro Cinpatrazzo

1  oz Mekhong

.5 oz Vermouth 

.5 oz Combier Liqueur

Barkeep Saffron Bitters

Directions -----

Pour over ice and garnish with an orange twist.  Enjoy.

Pretty as a Peach

2 oz vodka
1oz Amaro Cinpatrazzo 
1/2 oz Peche Liqueur 
1/2 peach - peeled and blended
3oz lime/mint/elderflower italian sparkling mineral water

Serve over ice and garnish with a peach slice.

My Momma Was A Teetotaler

Ingredients -----
2 oz Few Bourbon Whiskey

2 oz Black Tea

2 oz Blood Orange Soda

1 oz Amaro Cinpatrazzo

1 oz Patron Citronge Orange Liaueur

1/2 teaspoon orange bitters

Directions -----

Pour over ice in a rocks glass and garnish with an orange twist.  Enjoy.

Apple of My Pie

Ingredients -----

2 oz Fresh Apple Cider 
2 oz Crispin Hard Apple Cider
1 oz Amaro Cinpatrazzo 
.5 oz Cognac
1/2 tsp Aztec Chocolate Bitters
1/4 tsp Lemon Bitters

Directions -----

Pour over ice in a rocks glass and garnish with a lemon slice or apple slice.

A Perfect Pear

In a martini glass, pour 4 oz of Italian Apple, Pear, Ginger Soda

In a shaker filled with ice, add -----

2 oz Sotol Silver

1 oz Egg White

.5 oz Amaro Cinpatrazzo

.5 oz Cognac

1.5 teaspoons of Matilde Poire Liqueur

3 drops of Aztec Chocolate Bitters

Stir vigorously and pour into the martini glass.

Jingle Juice

In a champagne glass, pour -----

3 oz cranberry juice
1oz Amaro Cinpatrazzo 
1oz Cointreau


Top with Champagne!! Garnish with cranberries dipped in Demerara sugar. 

Sweater Weather

Ingredients -----

1 ¼ oz. Zhumir Aguardiente
½ oz. Amaro Cinpatrazzo
¼ oz. RH Oak Aged Apple Brandy
½ oz Lemon
¾ oz. Dem (Demerara Syrup)
Top hot water

Batch Build -----

 2 ¾ oz. batch, ½ oz. lemon

Method ----- Toddy
Glass ----- Irish coffee mug
Garnish ----- Chai-dusted apple chip

 ----- Jess Lambert & Anastasia Sasewich, published in BeverageDynamics

Hot Toddy ChiStyle

Brew 1 cup of Chamomile Tea

Add -----

1 oz of Diplomatico Rum

1 oz of Amaro Cinpatrazzo

.25 oz of Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur

Sweeten to taste with honey or agave syrup. Garnish with an orange twist.

May substitute tea of choice, bourbon/whiskey for rum and any other orange liqueur.

PS I Love You !!!

Ingredients -----

1 oz Vanilla Vodka
1 oz dark Creme de Cacao 
.5 oz Amaro Cinpatrazzo 
.5 oz Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur
1 oz Cream
1 oz Club Soda

Directions -----

Pour into shaker with ice; shake and pour into martini glass - top with chocolate shavings!

A Kick in the Pamplemousse 

Ingredients -----

.75 oz Amaro Cinpatrazzo 
.75 oz Ancho Reyes Verde
1 tsp lemon juice 


Directions -----
Add Mesh & Bone Pamplemousse
Top with a lemon slice

La Parisienne

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Ingredients -----

1 oz Cognac
1/2 oz Amaro Cinpatrazzo 
1/2 oz Grand Marnier
1.5 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp orange marmalade 
1/3 cup champagne 

Rocket Man

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Ingredients -----

2 parts Amaro Cinpatrazzo

1 part Koval Rye Whiskey 

A squeeze of orange, and

A dash of Blood Orange Bitters!


(Razzo is the Italian word for Rocket)

You Had Me at Amaro 💘

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Mix equal parts: 

💕Amaro Cinpatrazzo 

💕Corretto Caffe Liqueur 

💕Orange Flavored Vodka

💕Vanilla Sparkling Water

Black Manhattan


2 ounces Bourbon
1 ounce Amaro Cinpatrazzo 
2 dashes orange bitters
1 Luxardo Maraschino Cherry

The 'Cinpatrizzo'

Ingredients -----

1.5 oz Crown Royal
.5 oz Cinpatrazzo 
4 oz Ginger Ale
1 tsp lemon juice

Directions -----

Serve over ice in a beer stein, garnish with a lemon twist.

----- It's Baseball Season - GO CUBS!!


Ingredients -----

2 oz Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka
2 oz tart cherry juice
1.5 oz Amaro Cinpatrazzo 
2 oz club soda
1 tsp Aztec Chocolate Bitters

(Japanese for Cherry Blossom-Viewing)

Fall Spritz

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🎃1 part Cinpatrazzo 
🎃4 parts Hard Cider

Groceries for the Queen (of Chicago)

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Ingredients -----

2 dashes chocolate bitters
.75 oz orange juice
.75 Amaro Cinpatrazzo 
1 oz Cherry Herring
1.5 oz Koval Dry Gin

Directions -----

Shake and pour over a glass filled with crushed ice.

----- adapted from Sother Teague's Book, "I'm Just Here for the Drinks"

‘Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler'

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1.75 oz light rum
.5 oz Amaro Cinpatrazzo 
.5 oz Dry Curaçao 
1 teaspoon Pastis de Marseille 
2 oz Mineral Water

----- ‘Let the good times roll’ is one of the popular sayings during Mardi Gras. Anise-flavored spirits is one of New Orleans’ favorites.

Amaro Sour

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1.5 oz Amaro Cinpatrazzo 
3/4 oz Bourbon 
1 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 oz simple syrup
1 egg white

Shake without ice for 10 seconds/ with ice until chilled. Strain into glass filled with ice and garnish with lemon zest and maraschino cherry.

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