What to Drink at Amor y Amargo, New York’s First Bitters-Focused Bar


For the latest addition to his Cienfuegos complex, Ravi DeRossi has partnered with the Brooklyn-based bitters company Bittermens to create Amor y Amargo, which swings its shutter up tomorrow evening. The drinkery will be New York’s first bar focused on bitters, and you can expect bitters-laced cocktails, tasting flights (a little Fernet, anyone?), plus Mayur Subbarao’s housemade sweet vermouth on draft.

Amor y Amargo, 443 East 6th St., nr. Avenue A

Amor Y Amargo

Opening Menu - March 2011

Negronis - $12

A three ingredient cocktail featuring a vermouth, a spirit, and a strong bitter.
Classic - with Campari and sweet vermouth.
Bartender’s Choice

Tequila Gibson - $12

House-made amber vermouth

Reposado Tequila

Cocktail Onion

Bittermens Boston Bittahs

Bittermens Orchard St. Celery Shrub

Red Envelope - $12

Ford Mixology Lab, San Francisco.


Averna & aperol


Bittermens Burlesque

À L’Ancienne - $14

Cognac old fashioned with Bittermens Spiced Cranberry Citrate

Bittmerns Xocolatl Mole Bitters

Fizzy Drinks - $12

Bittermens House Gin and Tonic

With gin, tonic water, maraschino, and Bittermens Hopped Grapefruit Bitters
Orchard Street Cel’ry Soda
Applejack, Genever, club soda
Bittermens Orchard St. Celery Shrub & Bittermens Peppercake Bitters

Françause Four-Play
Bonal Quinquina, Yellow Cartreuse, Cognac, Lillet Blanc, club soda, Bittermens Hellsfire Shrub & a lemon twist

Mud Season

Zucca Amaro, Mirto, Sweet Vermouth, Rhum Agricole & Bittermens Hopped Grapefruit Bitters

Second Sip - $12
Brian Miller, NYC.
Not for the faint of heart.
Scotch, House-made Sweet Vermouth

Tawny Port, Fernet Branca

Bittermens Xocolatl Mole Bitters


Apertif - $12
Campari, Aperol, Gran Classico
Francophile - $16
Yellow, Green and VEP Charteuse
Digestif - $12
Fernet Stock, Fernet Branca, Fernet Mentha
Select Three - MP
Select three amaros of vermouths at market price.


Cocktail of the Day - $12
Americano. Sweet Vermouth, Campari & Soda.

Beer - $6
A rotating British or British-style bitter.

Sweet Vermouth - $4 (Copa) or $8 (Jarra)
Made by Beverage Director Mayur Subbarao. On the rocks in the Spanish style.
An adult version of sangria.

$6 - Torta Española. Crispy Garbanzos With Morcilla. Olives. Patatas Bravas.
$8 - White Bean Salad With Oil-Poached Tuna. Piada. Artichoke and Almond Salad.
$10 - Cheese and Cured Meats.

Amor y Amargo, 443 East 6th St., nr. Avenue A