Amarischia bitter liquor of herbal infusions
Amarischia is a bitter liqueur of herbal infusions, created by an ancient recipe of Ischitan monks. After so many attempts, Arcangelo Cola dates back to the recipe, the authentic one, the original, handed down over the years without any modifications. The result is surprising. A balm that preserves the island's scents and flavors by matching the astringent, bitter aftertaste with a sweet taste that does not mind even the most demanding palates
- Production area
- 30,00% vol.
- Serving temperature
- 0-8 °C
- 0,70 l.
- Sober Of Natural Herbs
- Pleasant and Aromatic, gently bitter
Since 1920 the Cola family, in San Giuseppe Vesuviano, has been making the typical liqueurs of Naples. Nocillo, Anisetta, Limoncello, Cordiale ... are just some of the specialties that are produced in their laboratory and sold throughout Campania. I Cola, however, keep for themselves, and for a few friends, one of the most special products, a bitter made with herbs, made with a recipe from Ischia. The recipe for Amaro d'erbe from Ischia dates back to the second half of the eighteenth century, developed by a Franciscan monk. The Friars Minor, present on the island since 1225, are skilled liqueurs and Amaro is one of their specialties. However, years have passed and the original recipe is no longer known, perhaps lost, when the friars, by order of the French government which then controlled the kingdom of Naples, were forced to leave their convent. The versions of "bitter of Ischia" present are sometimes very different from one another. One of the Cola, Arcangelo, of the second generation of the Vesuvian liqueurs, is fascinated by the extraordinary history of the recipe of the friars of Ischia, of their capacity with stills and infusions of grass. His dream is to recover the original formulation. He confessed, years later, that he had spent more than one night blank trying to reconcile the variants of the most accredited recipes with the herbs and spices actually available in Ischia, at the end of the eighteenth century.