Liquore delle Sirene Canto Amaro
The Liquori delle Sirene are a collection of bitters and liqueurs made by the lovely Elisa Carta, a trained sommelier and olive oil taster, and a passionate herbalist. All of her products were born on Lake Garda, and were inspired by its gardens, colors, sunsets, and aromas.
Canto Amaro is a traditional and terroir-driven amaro made primarily with infusions from Lake Garda botanicals such as lemons, thistle, rose berries, and sweet and bitter orange. It also includes others like kina, vanilla, and timut pepper (similar to Sichuan pepper), from elsewhere. All infusions are done individually, blended according to Elisa’s recipe and then rested for a short time in small oak cask. A light filtration is performed with paper filter to preserve color and aroma. No chemicals or artificial coloring are used.
A medium bitter flavor, partly from thistle, and partly from citrus. Flavors of lemon are persistent, complemented by the thistle aromatics. Finishes with the sweetness of vanilla and pungency of the timut pepper and ginger. Serve as with a traditional amaro, neat or with an ice cube and lemon twist. A float of tonic would not be unwelcome.