Oftentimes, bitter flavors are a sign that something is not quite right. In the cocktail world, though, a little bitter means that all is very right with the world.
These tongue-tingling, low-alcohol elixirs have inspired a bitter movement out of the Italian motherland and into American distilleries. From Campari-inspired offerings to liqueurs flavored with homegrown roots and herbs, this new range of amari doesn’t yet rival that of Italy, but it’s certainly on its way to becoming its own category.
This article originally appeared on Liquor.com.