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New Texas-made amaro revolutionizes the classic Negroni cocktail


The creator of barrel-aged gin, fruited and coffee liqueurs, and eau de vies has recently debuted yet another revolutionary new product: a Texas amaro. And Revolution Spirits is pretty sure it’s the first Texas amaro ever introduced.

Most known for its year-round Austin Reserve Gin, Revolution Spirits hasn’t been able to stop tinkering in its modest distilling space in the Hill Country, near boozy neighbors Argus Cidery and Last Stand Brewing. As a result, the distillery now has the Amico Amaro available for purchase at the tasting room, open every Saturday, and very soon, the amaro will be found at stores as well.

Revolution Spirits co-owner Mark Shilling says the amaro was created with careful consideration of each ingredient — 12 in total — with the distillers making sure each one didn’t stand out over the others. The amaro is such a strong example of a bitter liqueur, he says, because of the sum of its parts.

Try it in this riff on the classic Negroni, with two of the ingredients coming from Revolution Spirits. Maybe one day the distillery will have a vermouth as well.

Revolution Cardinale

1 part Austin Reserve Gin

1 part Amico Amaro

1 part dry vermouth

Garnish orange peel

Place ice into an old fashioned glass. Stir the gin, amaro and vermouth together in a cocktail shaker and pour into the chilled glass, sans ice.

— Adapted from Revolution Spirits



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