Fred’s amaro contains 16 different botanicals infused together in nearly pure alcohol, following an old recipe from an order of monks. All the ingredients are Italian, and among them are linden-leaf, ash leaf, mulberry, rhubarb root, currants, orange peel, and cypress leaf. The deep natural amber color is attributed solely to the infusion of the plants. No color added! Also note that the sugar ratio in this Amaro is 15%, roughly half of that found in many commercial examples.