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Amaro and Liqueurs

Amaro Nonino Quintessentia®


Obtained from the union between Antonio Nonino’s ancient recipe and the experience of the Nonino family in the Art of distillation.
Elegant, with an extraordinary scent of herbs, ennobled by ÙE® Nonino Grape Distillate aged in barriques.
Born in Friuli, borderland, crossroads of several populations and manifold influences, Roman, Arabian, Celtic, Venetian and Slavic; Amaro Nonino Quintessentia® is the result of the Nonino alchemic art, enriched by important cultural contaminations and great knowledge of botanical varieties also coming from far and exotic lands. The name Quintessentia® was chosen to celebrate the alchemic achievement of the purest essence in the generation passage of the family recipe. The cup that stands at the top and center of the label is the Bowl of Hygeia, a way to honor the origin of Amaro, historically born as a medicinal remedy.
  • Primary Product:

    Quintessentia of herbs with a portion of ÙE®, Nonino Grape Distillate, aged in barriques. All natural ingredients and vegan friendly.

  • Artisanal Distillation:

    ÙE®, Nonino Grape Distillate is craft distilled with Discontinuous distillation process with head and tail cutting, in copper steam stills.

  • Alcohol Content:

    35% vol.

  • Bottling:

    Old pharmacy bottle in transparent glass 50, 100, 350, 500, 700, 2000 and 6300 ml.

  • Tasting:

    It should be served at room temperature.

  • Taste Sentation:

    Elegant and balanced, with an extraordinary scent of herbs.

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Antonio Nonino, third generation of the family of distillers, thanks to an ancient knowledge kept for generations, starts the production of Nonino liqueurs. He creates Amaro Carnia, an infusion of herbs from the mountains of Friuli, using the grappa he distilled as the alcoholic basis.



Silvia Nonino – Antonio’s wife and an excellent cook – left a widower becomes the first woman to manage a distillery and decides to enrich the recipe of the Amaro Carnia, with highly selected botanicals, to give the amaro a better personality. Amaro del Friuli is born.



In the continuous research of absolute quality, Cristina, Antonella and Elisabetta replace grappa in the recipe of the family amaro with ÙE® Grape distillate aged in barriques and small casks, the grape distillate created by their parents Giannola and Benito in 1984. From an ancient family recipe a modern classic is born: Amaro Nonino Quintessentia®.

Primary Product

Quintessentia of herbs obatined from the Antonio Nonino’s ancient original recipe.

Ennobled by ÙE®, Nonino Grape Distillate, aged in barriques of Nevers, Limousin and ex-Sherry small casks.

Natural aging

Amaro Nonino Quintessentia® is ennobled by ÙE® Grape distillate aged at least 12 months in Limousin, Nevers and small Ex-Sherry casks in the aging cellar "Amaro Nonino" under the seal of the Customs Agency.


“Scent of orange zest, bitter orange marmelade, thyme and menthol, with exhotic notes like mango. Nice mix of sweet and bitter on the palate, perceptible pepper and liquorice; cocoa aftertaste.”




"Beati Fumo" di Nonino

From the creative mind of Mike Ryan, mixologist in Chicago, an enveloping cocktail that gives the suggestions of a journey in the Distilleries at Ronchi di Percoto.


Decorate with rose petals


Bitter Zest

Created by the Italian mixologist Daniele Dalla Pola, this refined and seducing cocktail mixes the delicate tastes of grapefruit, rose petals and rhubarb with the unmistakable notes of the Nonino bitter.


Decorate with a chinotto slice


La Follia del Quintessentia

A cocktail to be eaten, created by Matteo Zappile from the Il Pagliaccio in Rome. The orange cubes soaked in Amaro Quintessentia® for 24 hours give a unique experience.

Pink grapefruit

Decorate with Pink grapefruit twist


Negroni Nonino

Created in 2011, a brilliant variation of the legendary Negroni, the aperitif cocktail created by Count Camillo Negroni in Florence in the 1920s. Made precious by the softness of Amaro Nonino Quintessentia®.


Decorate with two leaves of mint


Nonino Frozen

Delicious ad easy to prepare. With this pounded cocktail, inspired to the Cuban mojito, Davide Girardi from Udine has relealed the most fresh and festive side of Amaro Nonino Quintessentia®. Such a success that in 2011 he deserved an entire page on the Corriere della Sera.


Decorate with an orange twist.



This wonderful digestive liqueur is prepared warming up orange skins infused in Amaro Nonino Quintessentia® and it has to be served warm. Perfect to conclude a meal with pleasure and to warm up in a cold winter night.


Paper Plane

Created in 2007 by Sam Ross, mixologist in New York, Paper Plane is the cocktail with Amaro Nonino that has made the cocktail bars all over the world fall in love and now it has become a "Modern Classic". In 2016 the New York Times celebrated it as the representative of the category of "Equal-parts cocktails", which means those cocktails with maximum five ingredients in equal parts.

Lemon, strawberries and mint

Decorate with lemon slice, strawberries and mint sprig



The German mixologist Jörg Krause suggests a fresh and spring cocktail. The sweetness of the strawberries is made unique by the unmistakable taste of Amaro Nonino Quintessentia®.


Top with a lemon peel


The Reanimator

Created by the famous mixologist, historian and author David Wondrich, it is an equal parts cocktail that joins Amaro Nonino with Whisky. Seducing and of great character, in 2011 the Reanimator is recommended by Eric Asimov, the Wine Critic of the New York Times.


Decorate with a strawberry



A fresh cocktail that celebrates the summer, conceived by the German mixologist Jörg Krause, based on Grappa Nonino Monovitigno® Moscato and Amaro Nonino Quintessentia®.


Decorate with grapefruit zest



Amaro Nonino coupled with Pirus® Williams Pear Distillate, for a fanciful and thirst quenching result, with the fragrance of just picked fruit.


Decorate with a orange slice


Aperitivo Nonino That's Amaro

Fresh, thirst quenching, perfect in all occasions and very easy to prepare. The fragrances of the orange exalt the unique taste of Amaro Nonino. That's Amaro.


Slice of orange


Aperitivo Nonino Giannola Style

Fabulous long drink with “sparkling wine at pleasure”, perfect for all occasions and even fresher thanks to the versatility of the bitter Amaro Nonino Quintessentia®.



Catcher in the Rye

Catcher in the Rye is a variation of the Manhattan with Amaro Nonino Quintessentia ® created in Le Lion Bar in Hamburg, considered one of the best cocktail bars in Germany,by Marian Gadzewski.


Garnish with a slice of lemon


Nonino Venetian Muse

This elegant and fascinating cocktail was born at the Danieli Excelsior. A refined balance of 100% vegetal citrous and fruity fragrances enriched by ÙE® Grape Distillate Monovitigno® Fragolino to celebrate the joy of toasting.
Mandi Sour cocktail con Grappa Nonino, Amaro Nonino e Nonino GingerSpirit


Mandi Sour

Mandi Sour is a cocktail, a true hymn to Nonino, created by the President of IBA Giorgio Fadda. For the first time Grappa Nonino, Amaro Nonino and Nonino GingerSpirit in a single cocktail.


To complete a meal, served at room temperature, as a digestive, served hot as the NoninoPunch® or in fabulous cocktails. Wonderful as the Giannola Style Nonino Aperitif with ice, a slice of blonde orange and sparkling wine at pleasure. Taste it fresh, in purity, with dark chocolate.