A Bitter World: A Guide to Amaro and Other Digestifs

Recover from a season of gluttony (and save the day at your next holiday party) with one of these bitter liqueurs from around the world.

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St. Agrestis, Brooklyn, U.S.A.

As Parsons chronicles in his book, a string of American amari have launched in recent years. A favorite of this new crop is the Brooklyn-made St. Agrestis, conceived by two sommeliers after a three-month trip to Italy. Aged in whiskey barrels from fellow Brooklyn brand Van Brunt, it’s robust and reminiscent of root-beer. $40 at Chambers Street Wines; 148 Chambers St., New York; 212-227-1434; chambersstwines.com.