You won't want to break from sipping this amaro cocktail
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Although amari are often drank as post-meal digestifs, Mattias Hägglund of Richmond's Heritage combines Chartreuse and apple brandy with the Italian herbal liqueur to make a cocktail that won't let you put down that glass.

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Recipe adapted from Mattias Hägglund, Heritage, Richmond, VA

Yield: 1 cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: N/A

Total Time: 5 minutes


¾ ounce Amaro Montenegro

¾ ounce yellow Chartreuse

1½ ounces apple brandy (such as Laird's Old Apple Brandy)

1 dash The Bitter Truth Old Time Aromatic Bitters


Lemon twist, for garnish


In a cocktail shaker, combine the amaro, yellow Chartreuse, apple brandy and bitters. Fill the shaker with ice. Stir until well chilled, about 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled coupe, garnish with a lemon twist and serve.

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