Famous symbol of Italian liqueur tradition and culture

by Raffaele De Gennaro
Raffaele writes for WineDineGuide and works as a wine consultant for Vias Imports covering the Hudson Valley NY, area and the Bronx . Scroll to the bottom for contact information.

Amaro Montenegro adds a layer of depth new and old recipes

Amaro Montenegro is a renowned Italian liqueur obtained by the careful infusion in pure alcohol of a large number of herbs originating from all over the world. It was first produced in 1885 in Bologna following extensive devoted experiments performed by a famous Italian spirits manufacturer Stanislao Cobianchi.

The name of this liqueur intended to pay homage to the second queen of Italy, Princess Helen of Montenegro, on occasion of her marriage to Victor Emmanuel III, the Italian sovereign at that time.

In over 100 years of history, Amaro Montenegro has seen its success constantly increase over the years and it has become, not only the most renowned, top-selling brand of Amaro in Italy, but also one of the most famous symbol of Italian liqueur tradition and culture.

For a list of Liquor Stores that carry Amaro Montenegro in the Hudson Valley and surrounding area CLICK HERE.



Amaro Montenegro Tiramisù, topped with rough chopped chocolate by Cheryl Marie Cordeiro. Sounds like a great idea? Then visit Cheryl Marie Cordeiro website and get the full recipe.

Tiramisù with Amaro Montenegro.
Photo JE Nilsson and C M Cordeiro-Nilsson © 2009

Below, some great drink recipes from Montenegro, or see the recipe for the Italian Manhattan on “bon appétit


Amaro Montenegro is unique and versatile

My name is Raffaele De Gennaro and I work as a wine consultant for Vias Imports, the people that are making it possible for you to enjoy Amaro Montenegro in the USA. I work as a consultant for Vias Imports Ltd. in the Hudson Valley area and the Bronx and sell Amaro Montenegro to Restaurants and Liquor stores. If you can’t find Amaro Montenegro in your area, please have the Restaurateur or Liquor Store contact me via email: rdegennaro@viaswine.com or call me at 212-629-0200 x373 .

Source: Cheryl Marie Cordeiro: http://www.cmariec.com/?p=3403, Amaro Montenegro: http://www.amaromontenegro.com