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Sicilian Iced Tea

Bittersweet liqueurs such as Cynar, Jagermeister, and Fernet-Branca have long been popular in Italy and other parts of Europe as a digestive aid. Now, they are becoming popular on U.S. cocktail menus. Amaro Averna from Sicily is a favorite digestivo used in this recipe. A sprig of rosemary for garnish gives freshness to this herb based Amaro. Servings: 1



  • 1½ oz (44 ml) Cointreau

  • 1 oz (30 ml) Averna Amaro

  • 1 oz (30 ml) lime juice*

  • ½ oz (15 ml) orange juice*

  • ½ oz (15 ml) simple syrup

  • splash of sparkling water

  • lemon wheel

  • rosemary sprig for garnish

*freshly squeezed


Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the first 5 ingredients and shake well. Strain into a tall glass filled with ice. Add a splash of club soda or sparkling water and toss the lemon wheel into the cocktail. Garnish with rosemary sprig.


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