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Episode 6: Amaro Sfumato Rabarbaro
Episode 616th May 2020 • Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur • Matt Birchard
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Episode 6 features a bottle of Amaro Sfumato Rabarbaro. It's 20% alcohol by volume, 40 proof. A smokey digestif. Imported from Italy to the USA. Made in the Trento region of northern Italy by Antica Erboristeria Cappalletti.

Enjoy this episode with a glass of Sfumato!

Sfumato doesn't have a stand alone brand website, but here's the distiller's official website:

The US importer, Haus Alpenz has a nice listing with details in English:

Brief Historical Timeline:

  • 1906 - Cappelletti is founded
  • 2017 - Sfumato is imported into the USA

Key Cocktails:

As an amaro, Sfumato is perfectly served neat, but it does add a great smokiness to cocktails.

Campfire Sour:

  • 1.5 oz. Sfumato
  • 1.5 oz. Bourbon (90-prof recommended)
  • .5 oz. Lemon juice

Shake with ice. Strain into a double rocks glass over ice and garnish with a lemon wheel.

Many more recipes can be found here: Recipes


BooK: Amaro - The Spirited World of Bittersweet, Herbal Liqueurs by Brad Thomas Parsons

Chicago Tribune Story on Sfumato

Brief Punch article on Sfumato

The Fireside where I first tried Sfumato

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