Five-Spice Averna Amaro

Five-Spice Averna Amaro

  • Prep: 8 hr
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 8 hr
  • Serving: 750 ml spiced liqueur

Averna Amaro, a popular Italian digestif made of herbs, roots, spices and caramel, is infused with a five-spice mix of cinnamon, fennel seeds, cloves, crumbled star anise and minced, fresh ginger.


  • 1 bottle (750 ml) Averna Amaro
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 heaping tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 1 heaping tablespoon cloves
  • 1 heaping tablespoon crumbled star anise
  • 1 heaping tablespoon minced, fresh ginger


  1. Pour the Averna Amaro into a container and then add all of the spices. Securely close the container and then set in a cool, dry area for at least 8 hours, and no more than 24, to steep. Shake the container occasionally to mix ingredients.
  2. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve and store in an airtight container until ready to use.

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