Quel che ciondola, non cade (Bitter pills may have blessed effects) Amari (amaro is singular) are Italian bitter "liqueurs", or apertivi, and they can be enjoyed straight or blended into a cocktail. These seem to be catching on, and I love finding new examples on the shelves. It's not just Campari and Averna these days, happily. This can be a thread where people talk about their faves, as well as tasting notes for what they happen to be drinking at the time. Here's what's on my shelf lately: As the name implies, the Sfumato has a great smoky yet mellow quality to it, probably my fave at the moment.