Learn the Amaro Smash

A muddling of orange, mint, and amaro with grapefruit or blood orange soda makes a drink that is a little sweet, a little bitter, and very herbaceous.

Learn the Amaro Smash

On a recent trip to Croatia, we enjoyed several dinners finished off with a glass or two of amaro. Although it’s an Italian digestif, it felt festive and fitting in the warm climate.

Fast forward a few months and amaro still feels festive. Rather then just to drink it on the rocks (although it’s delicious that way), I like this smash, a muddling of orange, mint, and amaro topped with grapefruit or blood orange soda. A little sweet, a little bitter, and very herbaceous, it’s my new signature cocktail (cause every gal should have one.)

Learn the Amaro Smash

 

Learn the Amaro Smash
 
A muddling of orange, mint, and amaro with grapefruit or blood orange soda makes a drink that is a little sweet, a little bitter, and very herbaceous.
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Recipe Type: Cocktail
Serves: 1 drink
Ingredients
  • 1½ ounces amaro
  • Mint
  • 1 orange
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • 1 to 2 ounces grapefruit soda
Instructions
  1. In a mixing glass, combine the amaro, a handful of mint, and several large pieces of orange zest. Muddle together well, then add the simple syrup and ice and stir.
  2. Strain into an ice-filled glass and top off with soda. Garnish with additional mint and orange zest.
 

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