Ramazzotti is a digestif amaro invented by Ausano Ramazzotti in 1815 in Milan. It is made of a secret blend of 33 herbs and roots, and uses no artificial color. Today, Ramazzotti is owned by the Pernod Ricard group.
Ramazzotti is dark brown in color and fairly opaque. It has a strong root beer-citrus aroma and has a nice balance between bitter and sweet. At 60 proof it's a bit higher proof than most Amari. They also make a Menta version and a Fernet, though they look to be quite difficult to track down.
Ramazzotti is fairly versatile in cocktail applications, though it can overpower a drink quickly as Fernet Branca can.
Some popular cocktails containing Ramazzotti
- Hot Buttered Amaro — Ramazzotti, Applejack, Cider, Butter, Orange peel
- Crazed Fruit — Rhum Agricole, Ramazzotti, Bianco Vermouth, Grapefruit bitters, Peychaud's Bitters, Orange peel
- The Mexican Hoskins Cocktail — Blanco tequila, Maraschino Liqueur, Triple sec, Ramazzotti, Orange bitters, Orange peel
- Pumpernickel — Rye, Ramazzotti, Sweet vermouth, Bitters, Lemon peel
- Howick Hall — Ramazzotti, Gin, Maraschino Liqueur, Orange bitters, Lemon juice, Simple syrup