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Cocktails & Spirits

what amaro should I try next?

antimony | Jan 28, 201312:27 PM     25

I've been slowly trying my way through various amaros (for sipping neat and/or cocktail usage), and I was wondering what I should try next. Some impressions of amaros and other herbal liquors to show my preferences:

Averna: candy-sweet, but good in cocktails. A little too sweet for me most of the time by itself.
Ramazotti: I like Averna slightly better, but it's very similar.
Luxardo: I...don't remember what I thought of it? I think I liked it a little better than the Averna because it wasn't quite as sweet, but haven't seen it available since the one bottle I bought.
Meletti amaro: the only one I've really disliked -- maybe it was the saffron? I actually dumped the end of the bottle because I just wasn't drinking it.
Cynar: currently my favorite as a digestif -- sweet, but not overwhelmingly so.
Aperol: lovely in soda water in summer, don't tend to drink it neat
Campari: just plain awesome -- like it in cocktails, neat, in soda, everywhere.
Green Chartreuse: a little too anise-y for me, but I like it in cocktails when in the right mood

So what should I try next? I'm not super big on mint or anise flavors.

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