Staibano Amalfi Smooth has been created using a family recipe by Cesco Amodio, inspired by his great-grandfather, Don Vincenzo Staibano, a legendary “party boy” from the Amalfi coast. The fine lemon peel is macerated in fine grain spirit and then removed. It is then blended with semi-skimmed milk and a touch of sugar. It is 100% natural, free from all additives and preservatives, and also gluten free. Cesco recommends it poured into a tumbler over ice with an added sprig of basil but, as Staibano does not curdle with acidity like some cream liqueurs, it can be used in all kinds of mixed drinks. Suggestions include an Italian G&T, with equal parts gin and Staibano, topped up gently with tonic, and a Staibano Spritz with 50ml of Staibano over ice with ginger ale or ginger beer.
The brand emblem is La Donna Staibano, who dances on each bottle across the vintage-style label. It was designed by up-and-coming artist Aleksandra Laika who was inspired by Don Vincenzo Staibano’s love of Cappiello’s original Campari posters from the 1920s, aiming to personify his fun and stylish nature.