A 16th century yellowish to colorless brandy produced in Peru by distilling fermented grape juice into a high-proof spirit, much like an Eau de vie. Pisco from Peru must be aged for at least 3 months but only in steel vats. They must be distilled to proof, and ABV tends to stay around ~40%
An Italian herbal liqueur produced since 1890 in Benevento, Campania, Italy. The yellow color comes from the addition of saffron, other herbs include mint and fennel. Strega is considered a digestif and is also used in cocktails; 40% ABV.
A bittersweet Italian amaro made from 13 herbs and plants, but predominantly artichoke (Cynara Scolymus). Drunk as an aperitif and digestif, it has an ABV of 16.5%.
A citrus flavored bitters made with grapefruit. Try them in a Gin & Tonic.
A spice from an evergreen tree commonly called star anise, staranise, star anise seed, Chinese star anise, or badiane that closely resembles anise in flavor. Usually used as a floating garnish.
Stir all ingredients with ice and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with a star anise atop the ice. #stir #ontherocks
Either a boozy aperitif or bittersweet digestif.