Amarguinha is a portuguese liqueur made from the best almonds available in the south of Portugal (Algarve) also known as “amendoa amarga” (bitter almond). This brand is the original “amarguinha” created by the late Filipe de Brito. Over the years Amarguinha has gained recognition around the world and is served in the finest restaurants and homes. Portuguese bartenders sometimes use Amarguinha as a substitute for orgeat syrup. Samuel Pepys a famous 17th Century British Parliament member noted for his diary writings who was also fond of imbibing loved Amarguinha chilled mixed with half a lemon and a good dose of Turkish coffee.
Viscous and crystal clear with a faint straw blush. Lifted aromas of marzipan, toasted almonds and hints of vanilla lead into a creamy, medium bodied, syrupy-sweet delivery featuring rich marzipan and vanilla; the sugars are slightly tempered at the finish. This liqueur is typically served as a digestif or right before bed and it is known by the Portuguese to have some positive medicinal properties.