MAMMA NERO is the new, truly Colognian herb liqueur from Gaffel, containing one hundred carefully balanced herbs and spices from the Cologne region and around the world.
The semi-sweet liqueur has a mild alcohol volume of 30 percent and is characterised by its soft fruity and spicy flavour.
Mamma Nero is an homage to the mother of Emperor Nero, Julia Agrippina (Agrippina the Younger). She is considered the founder of Cologne and is symbolised by the maiden in the "Dreigestirn" (triumvirate) during Cologne Carnival.

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Product group Spirituosen, Kölscher Kräuterlikör
Base Spiced plant oil, turned into liquer with highpercentage distillate
Special characteristics >100 carefully selected, natural ingredients and spices, the plant oil is matured for a long time
Recommendation MAMMA NERO is best drunk straight or over ice
Alcohol content Alcohol 30% vol.


In the traditional brewhouses in the cathedral city, herb liqueurs have always been served with Kölsch beer or as a digestif after a hearty meal, and they are currently seeing a renaissance. Gaffel is tapping into this trend with a well-preserved family recipe.

The new semi-sweet liqueur from Cologne has an alcohol volume of 30% and, with its soft fruity and spicy flavour, conveys the Mediterranean flair that Cologne exudes all year round with its open and hospitable atmosphere. This atmosphere is said to stem from the Roman founding fathers and mothers of our beautiful metropolis on the Rhine. The name “MAMMA NERO” is therefore an homage to the mother of Roman Emperor Nero who, in 50 AD, ensured that the city “Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium” received the status of a city.

The mother of the Emperor was born here in Cologne in 15 AD and was known as “Julia Agrippina” (Agrippina the Younger), daughter of Germanicus, who was the commander of the legions stationed in Germania.
The founder of Cologne is symbolised today by the maiden in the "Dreigestirn" (triumvirate)  during Cologne Carnival.