Amaro Montenegro, "the liqueur of the virtues," stands as the first Italian herbal liqueur. Born in 1885 with the name Elisir Lungavita and immediately received notable recognition. Eleven years later, marking the marriage of the charming Princess Elena of Montenegro to Prince Vittorio Emanuele III, the storied elixir's name was changed to Amaro Montenegro.
A blend of 40 botanicals including sweet and bitter oranges, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, marjoram, oregano, and coriander are soaked and distilled to create a liqueur that is sweet in taste with a slightly bitter finish. (from Amaro Montenegro)
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