Happy Hour Tuesday!
After a long break during which Rometti has been working on some exciting projects (don’t worry, we will share with you shortly), we are very happy to be back with out weekly blog!
To welcome the new season, and to embrace the cozy atmosphere that seems to surround us this time of the year, in preparation for the holidays we chose to come back with a New York cocktail, Smokin’ Apple.
Created by Drew Zechman at Boom, an intimate Italian restaurant in SoHo (unfortunately now closed), Smokin’ Apple combines Macallan Fine Oak whiskey, apple cider, fresh figs, sage leaves and of course, Rometti Limoncello.
There is no doubt that this is not a regular drink, it’s indeed a smooth blend of some of the favorite flavors of the season. The fresh, thick and spicy taste of apple cider seems to go very well with the earthy flavor of the fresh figs, which once they are shaken with ice and the rest of the ingredients contribute to adding a little bit of a bite to this delicious drink. Rometti Limoncello, with its zesty sweet and sour character enhances the properties of both and blends them in a pulpy drink.
Needless to say that the Macallan not only is the main ingredient but it’s also the “smoking” part of this exquisite Fall cocktail topped off with a few leaves of sage!
Every sip of Smokin’ Apple warms you up, and it’s like cuddling up with a cozy blanked by the fireside.
2 oz Macallan Fine Oak 10 Years Old whiskey
1 oz Rometti Limoncello
1.5 oz hand-pressed apple cider
2 fresh figs
2-3 sage leaves
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain over ice in a martini glass. Garnish with a couple of sage leaves.
image from Cosmopolitan.com