Amarena: More Than Just a Cherry

Amarena Cherries with Gelato

Bottled in syrup and used as a topping for many scrumptious desserts, Amarena Cherries never fail to provide a delicious taste. Amarena Cherries not only compliment desserts, but are also used in making drinks. Dark colored and bittersweet in taste, Amarena Cherries make anything they are used in unforgettable. Amarena Cherries are grown in two cities of Italy, Bologna and Modena. 

When talking about Amarena Cherries, you cannot skip talking about Fabbri. Fabbri is the reason why Amarena Cherries are so popular. Gennaro Fabbri’s wife had picked Cherries from an orchard near their home in Portamaggiore and brought them home for her husband. Fabbri loved the Cherries his wife had cooked so much, that he began to sell them. In 1905, the company started under the name, Fabbri. To this day, the company is still family owned and using the same recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation.

Amarena Cherries with Cheesecake

Amarena Cherries can compliment any dessert; put on top of cheesecake, gelato, or pie. You can even create delicious beverages using the syrup. There are several mixed drinks that can be made with Amarena Cherries.

Try making this Vodka Sour!


1.5 oz. Vodka

¾ oz. Lemon Juice

½ oz. Amarena Cherry Syrup

Mix ingredients in a martini shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with Amarena Cherries! Enjoy!



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