Porta Via Ristorante e Bar | 21 White Bridge Rd | Belle Meade | 615.356.0001
Cordials | Amari
An aperitivo is served before a meal to stimulate the appetite without overwhelming the senses. The Italian word is derived from the Latin aperire, which means “to open.”
A low-strength bitter aperitif including both rhubarb and orange along with a wide assortment of herbs and roots.
This classic is obtained from the infusion of bitter herbs, aromatic plants and fruit in alcohol and water. Vibrant red in color, with an intense aroma and inspiring flavour.
A big and orangey fortified wine aperitif, in a similar style to Lillet Blanc, with a big quinine bitterness that makes it an essential cocktail ingredient.
Cocchi Americano Rosa
A fortified blend of two aromatic grape varieties, Brachetto and Malvasia, herbs, fruits and spices, including gentian, cinchona, ginger and rose petals. Enjoy with tonic or soda and grapefruit zest, or in sparkling wine.
Génépi de Alpes
Alpine herbal liqueur, similar to Chartreuse or absinthe, with a warming minty, candy cane, and lavender finish.
One of the oldest, most traditional French aperitifs, derived from hand-harvested gentiane exclusively from the Auvergne region. Commonly enjoyed on ice with lemon, or in a variety of cocktails.
A digestive is served after a meal to aid digestion. It contains herbs, flowers, aromatic bark, citrus peel, and spices that are believed to have stomach settling properties.
An orangey tonic liqueur containing 33 herbs, including gentian and cinnamon.
Rich and weighty, with a complex spice; bitter and sweet.
An Italian herbal liqueur with a delicate taste and a special aroma that comes from the delicious aniseed.
A traditional amaro distilled in Bologna, Italy. Sweet and bitter, it is made using over 40 herbs, including vanilla and orange peels.
A bitter Amaro, primarily flavoured with orange peel, peppermint and gentian. An intensely flavoured, bitter sweet digestivo.
A grappa based amaro, infused with a blend of herbs, spices and roots, including gentian, saffron, licorice, rhubarb, sweet and bitter orange, tamarind, quassia bark, chinchona bark, and galenga. Less sweet, less bitter, and light in texture.
This much loved Italian bitter liqueur, pronounced “chinar,” is named for the artichokes that are the main flavoring ingredients. Great over ice or in cocktails.
Fresh and zesty, using lemons from the Amalfi coast.
We serve a variety of other popular liqueurs to satisfy even the most discerning customers. Many of these liqueurs can be enjoyed as either an aperitivo or a digestivo.
A milder, sweeter, more approachable Chartreuse than the green variety, better suited for the uninitiated.
A remarkable and delicious French herbal liqueur made by Carthusian Monks, composed of distilled alcohol aged with 130 herbs, plants and flowers.
An orange-flavored liqueur made from a blend of Cognac brandy, distilled essence of bitter orange, and sugar.
A traditional amaretto, made with amaretti biscuits. Works particularly well in a classic Amaretto Sour.
A smooth but sharp, sweet cherry liqueur that takes four years to produce, and is aged in Finnish ash wood before bottling.
Pierre Ferrand Orange Curaçao
A marvelous golden triple sec made with aged cognac and curaçao oranges, giving it a fantastic depth of flavor.
Pimm’s Blackberry & Elderflower
A limited edition, fantastic summery drink. Commonly served over ice, and topped up with two parts lemonade.
St. George Nola Coffee
Rich liqueur inspired by New Orleans-style coffee, made with organic cane sugar, Yirgacheffe coffee beans, chicory root and vanilla beans. A great addition to hot drinks or ice cream.
An award-winning elderflower liqueur, served chilled on ice as an aperitif, added as a splash to a gin and tonic, or in a wide range of cocktails.
A classic liqueur that achieves its bright yellow color through the addition of saffron, which is but one of around 70 herbs in the secret recipe.
Neutral spirit with aniseed & elderberries, with a licorice finish.