In Catania, Sicily, orange groves are nestled in among the slopes of Mount Etna. A unique combination of soil type and microclimate have made the region world famous for the quality of its blood oranges since Sicilians spoke Greek. With the growth of more industrial farming in other parts of the world, though, historic orchards in Sicily have struggled to keep pace with international commodity prices. Until a stroke of genius: a ‘farm-to-bottle’ locally made blood orange liqueur, creating a straight-to-market product to support the family farms directly.

Amara Rossa (“bitter red”) Blood Orange Liqueur is just that solution. Produced on-site in Sicily from hand-picked organic blood oranges and sustainably grown local herbs, Amara is simply made, but wildly complex. The production is limited to 20,000 bottles per annum.