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Don't spend the holidays playing bartender. Let guests mix for themselves with an amaro spritz bar

Don't spend the holidays playing bartender. Let guests mix for themselves with an amaro spritz bar

Build Your Own Amaro Spritz Bar

Make holiday hosting a snap with a build-your-own amaro spritz bar.

The holidays are a marathon, not a sprint. Italian amari (the plural of amaro) are sweet, sometimes bitter, liqueurs, low in alcohol and perfect for sessional drinking.

With a build-your-own amaro spritz bar, you can simplify your celebration and still excite your guests. Ask them to bring a bottle of amaro from home to diversify the selection, or you can bottle your own house blend ahead of time.

For a well-rounded cocktail, your spread should include highly carbonated water, citrus slices, an assortment of bitters and olives as a savory element – for balance but also snacking.

Amaro Spritz

Serves | 1 |

  • 3 oz sparkling water (or 2 oz sparkling wine and 1 oz sparkling water)
  • 2 oz amaro (one variety or a blend of multiple)
  • lemon, orange or grapefruit wedges
  • 2 dashes bitters of your choice
  • pitted green olives

| Preparation | Fill a 12-ounce glass (Collins or highball, for example) with ice. Add sparkling water, followed by amaro and a squeeze of citrus; drop used citrus wedge in glass. Add bitters and gently mix in with a spoon. Garnish with skewered citrus wedges and olives. Enjoy!

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