Pera Angelica is a traditional liqueur from the Marche region of Italy. It is made from the Angelica pear, a variety that is native to this area. The liqueur has a sweet and fruity flavor with a hint of bitterness, making it a popular choice for after-dinner drinks or as a base for cocktails.

Pera Angelica can be found in various towns and communes in the Marche region, including Offida, Ascoli Piceno, and Castignano. In Offida, you can find it at the local liquor store “Enoteca Offida” located on Via del Castello. In Ascoli Piceno, it is available at “Enoteca del Duomo” on Piazza Arringo. In Castignano, you can purchase it at “Enoteca Castignano” on Via Roma.

One popular recipe that uses Pera Angelica is the “Pera Angelica Spritz.” To make this refreshing cocktail, mix 3 parts Pera Angelica, 2 parts sparkling water, and 1 part Aperol or Campari. Serve it over ice and garnish with a slice of orange or a sprig of mint.

Pera Angelica has been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Product) certification, which guarantees its traditional production methods and high-quality ingredients. The liqueur is made using only Angelica pears from the Marche region, which are harvested at the peak of ripeness. It is then aged in oak barrels for a minimum of six months to develop its unique flavor profile.

Sources:
– “Pera Angelica” – Enoteca Offida (enotecaoffida.it)
– “Pera Angelica Spritz Recipe” – Enoteca del Duomo (enotecadelduomo.it)
– “Pera Angelica Liqueur” – Enoteca Castignano (enotecacastignano.it)
– “PAT Certification” – Marche Region Official Website (regione.marche.it)