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922 South Morton Street
Bloomington, IN, 47403
United States

812-202-6789

Cardinal Spirits is a craft distillery in Bloomington, Indiana that specializes in producing extraordinary spirits from local ingredients.  

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La Boîte Amaro

Bring a bottle to the table and sip it with a meal — food-friendly, easy-drinking, low ABV.

La Boîte Amaro

A new superbly spiced spirit from La Boîte and Cardinal Spirits
BRINGS CULINARY SPICES TO THE COCKTAIL GLASS

WHERE TO BUY | MEDIA RESOURCES | COCKTAIL RECIPES

 
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FOOD-FRIENDLY + EASY-DRINKING!

La Boîte Amaro is a superbly spiced spirit that you bring to the table to sip with a meal, not just before or after it. A collaboration between La Boîte, the famed spice shop in NYC, and Cardinal Spirits, the craft distillery in Bloomington, Ind., this spirit ushers in a new style of American amaro: food-friendly and easy-drinking, with a less bitter and lower alcohol profile than most amari.

750ml | 40 proof | 20% abv

SO, WHAT DOES IT TASTE LIKE?

Pleasingly herbaceous and naturally sweet with a dose of citrus and smoke, this amaro is crafted with an extraordinary custom spice blend from La Boîte on a base of distilled red wine.

La Boîte founder and spice master Lior Lev Sercarz crafted a one-of-a-kind culinary spice blend for this amaro, bringing cooking spices to the cocktail glass in a way that only he can. To complement the red-grape base, Lev Sercarz chose a blend of 15 botanicals, featuring signature ingredients of star anise, licorice, orange, and green cardamom.

 


HOW TO DRINK IT

La Boîte Amaro is a spirit that you bring to the table to enjoy with a meal, not just before or after it!

neat

slightly chilled

WITH SODA

2 ounces amaro + ice + splash club soda
(and a lemon wedge on the edge)

IN COCKTAILS

adds depth to a drink


COCKTAIL RECIPES

 

La Boîte SPRITZ

refreshing and not too sweet, by Cardinal Spirits bartender Maria Konermann

2 oz La Boîte Amaro
.75 oz fresh lemon juice
.5 oz simple syrup
club soda
lemon wheel garnish

Add amaro, lemon juice, and simple syrup to a glass with ice, then stir to combine. Top with club soda and garnish with lemon wheel.

PAPER PLANE

a modern classic cocktail, adapted from bartender Sam Ross

.75 oz La Boîte Amaro
.75 oz bourbon
.75 oz Aperol
.75 oz lemon juice

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a coupe glass.

 

AMARO MANHATTAN

Adapted from Brad Thomas Parsons' recipe for a Black Manhattan

2 oz bourbon
1 oz La Boîte Amaro
1/2 barspoon demerara syrup
1 dash Angostura bitters
1 dash orange bitters
1 maraschino cherry

Stir all ingredients except cherry with ice; strain into glass and garnish with cherry.

ITALIAN MULE

A twist on a classic Moscow Mule, by Cardinal Spirits bartender Maria Konermann

1 oz vodka
1 oz La Boîte Amaro
.5 oz fresh lime juice
ginger beer, to taste

In a copper Mule mug or a rocks glass, combine vodka, amaro, and lime juice over ice. Top with ginger beer.

 


WHERE TO BUY

ONLINE

Warehouse Wines & Spirits

INDIANA

Cardinal Spirits
922 S. Morton St.
Bloomington, IN
812-202-6789

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MEDIA RESOURCES

AMARO DOWNLOADS: HIGH-RES PHOTOS | MEDIA RELEASE

MEDIA CONTACT: ERICA SAGON | ERICA AT CARDINALSPIRITS DOT COM | 480-695-7224