Soothe your digestion with this aromatic Italian liqueur

Vecchio Amaro del Capo - Italia
Vecchio Amaro del Capo – Italia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Vecchio Amaro del Capo has been around a long time. It’s a classic Italian liqueur infused with medicinal herbs, aromatic fruits and roots from the Southern Italian region of Calabria, distilled by Gruppo Caffo. I didn’t have room to store it in my freezer – it’s traditionally served ice cold to emphasize its aromatic flavor – so I drink it straight-from-the-refrigerator-cold. It has a unique roots-y, herb-y flavor and hits the spot drunk neat after a big meal. I also like it as a nightcap.

With the tonic properties of its ingredients – 29 herbs and fruits like orange, licorice, tangerine, chamomile, and more – Vecchio Amaro del Capo makes a great digestif – sip it after a long or hearty meal. If your holiday season is crowded with multiple parties, receptions and events, this is a great time to let its soothing properties help you enjoy each meal, stay healthy and be ready for the next party. Vecchio Amaro del Capo could be just the ticket for staying in good shape despite indulging. What more could one ask of a liqueur?

And just for fun, here are a couple of easy international drink recipes to make with it:

Caffoni from London, UK

  • 1 oz Vecchio Amaro del Capo
  • 1 oz red vermouth
  • 1 oz gin

Directions: Shake all the ingredients with ice and serve in an “old fashioned” glass. Decorate with a twist of pink grapefruit peel.

Capo Tonic from Brasilia, Brazil

  • .75 oz Vecchio Amaro del Capo
  • 3 oz Tonic
  • A generous splash of fresh lime juice

Directions: Mix and serve in a highball glass. Decorate with slices of lime and orange.

White del Capo Russian from Moscow, Russia

  • 25 oz Amaro del Capo
  • .75 oz Vodka
  • .75 oz Ccoffee liqueur
  • 3 oz half-and-half
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Orange Peel

Directions: Shake with ice Amaro del Capo, Vodka, Coffee liqueur and pour it in a tumbler glass with ice. Shake half-and-half with ice and pour it on top of the mixture in the glass without mixing. Insert cinnamon stick, dust with cinnamon and decorate with orange peel.