Amari (Italian for "bitter") describes a family of Italian herbal liqueurs, usually drunk after-dinner or to add dimension to cocktails. These digestives are produced by macerating herbs, roots, flowers, bark, and/or citrus peels in either neutral spirits or wine and allowing the mixture to age in casks. Northern Italian producers favor a more herbal and bitter style. As you travel down the peninsula; amari generally get progressively sweeter and more floral. To make choosing easier, our selection below is similarly ordered from North to South. The last choice, Unicum Zwack, is from Hungary and made in an herbal style.