What to Drink at Amor y Amargo: The Alpine Afternoon

Categories: The Daily Shot

Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too.

The drink: Alpine Afternoon

The bar: Amor y Amargo (443 East 6th Street, East Village)

The price: $12

The ingredients: Zirbenz Stone Pine Liqueur, Becherovka, Killepitsch, Angostura Bitters, Bittermens Boston Bittahs

The buzz: Usually, when you think about refreshing summer drinks, you think fizzy, fruity cocktails, not a drink made mostly of different liqueurs. Amor y Amargo's Sam Owens, however, has created something unique, a cocktail that evokes summer in a Swiss chalet instead of a poolside cabana. The woodsy flavor is unmistakable thanks to the Zirbenz Stone Pine Liqueur, made from the fruit of young pinecones from the Arolla Pine, and the Becherovka, a Czech liqueur with strong hints of cloves and anise. The Killepitsch adds a nice bitter, fruity element to the drink, complemented by the citrus and chamomile accents of the Bittermens Boston Bittahs, part of the bitters line made by the bar's owners. The final result? A cocktail that, despite its viscosity, is pleasantly refreshing, a mix of orange and pine that tastes cool passing your lips and warm settling in your stomach.

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I f-in love this place! Not only did they make me one of the best Negronis I have ever had (and H have had quite a few in my day), but the staff are really friendly (Sam, in particular) and it never seems to get very crowded. Even on a Friday night, this is a chill spot amidst the madness of the EVill. I think the Alpine Afternoon is the only thing on the menu I haven't tried yet. I guess I'll have to return and do so post haste.

P.S. I think this column is great. Though, it would be even better if you could include the recipes for the featured libations. Just a thought.