Find the word definition

Crossword clues for amaro


n. An Italian herbal liqueur.


Amaro may refer to:

Amaro (liqueur)

Amaro (Italian for " bitter") is an Italian herbal liqueur that is commonly drunk as an after-dinner digestif. It usually has a bitter-sweet flavor, sometimes syrupy, and has an alcohol content between 16% and 40%.

Similar liqueurs have traditionally been produced throughout Europe. There are local varieties in Germany (where they are called Kräuterlikör), in Hungary, the Netherlands, and France. But the term amaro is applied only to Italian products of this kind.

Amaro is typically produced by macerating herbs, roots, flowers, bark, and/or citrus peels in alcohol, either neutral spirits or wine, mixing the filtrate with sugar syrup, and allowing the mixture to age in casks or bottles.

Dozens of varieties are commercially produced, the most commonly available of which are Averna, Ramazzotti, Lucano, and Montenegro.

Many commercial bottlers trace their recipe or production to the 19th century. Recipes often originated in monasteries or pharmacies.

Amaro is typically drunk neat, sometimes with a citrus wedge. It may also be drunk on ice or with tonic water.

Amaro should not be confused with amaretto, another Italian liqueur that is sweet and flavored with almonds or with the pits of drupe fruits such as apricots. Nor should it be confused with amarone, a rich Italian dry red wine from Valpolicella.

Amaro (footballer)

Amândio Felipe da Costa best known as Amaro (born November 12, 1986) is an Angolan footballer who plays for Benfica de Luanda as a defender in the Angolan premier league Girabola.

Amaro (surname)

Amaro is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Ajahn Amaro, English Buddhist monk
  • Mariane Amaro (born 1993), French footballer
  • Melanie Amaro, American singer and talent show winner
  • Rubén Amaro, Jr. (born 1965), American Major League Baseball baseball player and general manager
  • Rubén Amaro, Sr. (born 1936), Cuban–Mexican baseball player
  • Wojciech Modest Amaro (born 1972), Polish chef, restaurateur and television personality

Usage examples of "amaro".

Después salieron dos agentes, con Francisco Ferrari y don Eliseo Amaro a la rastra.

Lo hallé con otro señor de edad: el doctor Juan Francisco Amaro, de Paysandú, que también había militado en la revolución de Saravia.

Ferrari era el mayor, salvo un hombre viejo, de pocas y cansadas palabras, cuyo nombre es el único que no se me ha borrado de la memoria: don Eliseo Amaro.