As reported by The New York Times, Hell’s Kitchen spice emporium La Boîte has released its own amaro. Amaro, the bitter spirit that’s only gotten more popular since every hip bartender you know starting drinking Fernet, is a bitter liquer made from herbs.
La Boîte’s iteration was made in conjunction with Indiana Distillery Cardinal Spirits. The Times reports that the amaro was intended to pair well with food, so La Boîte owner Lior Lev Sarcaz “used culinary spices…in a distilled red wine base.”
In an interview from the spice shop’s website, Cardinal Spirits’ Adam Quick says that he met Sarcaz around five years ago and worked with him to create Terra Gin. He claims that this process only took a few months, while the amaro was in the works for over two years due to intense testing by the distiller and spiceman.
La Boîte’s website provides a list of locations where the new spirit can be purchased.