Happy Hour Tuesday: Italian Fizz

Rometti Limoncello Happy Hour Tuesday Italian Fizz

Happy Hour Tuesday!

Today is la festa del papa‘ – Father’s Day- in Italy, as it falls on the same day of Saint Joseph’s Day. In consideration of such great celebration Rometti selected a drink made with ingredients such as Rye whiskey, port and, of course, limoncello: Italian Fizz.

Aged for a minimum of two years in charred, new oak barrels, Rye whiskey is distilled from at least 51% rye (a type of grass similar to barley and wheat). Dry, peppery and with notes of walnut, rye whiskey marries well with Tawny Port, a nutty, woody and dry dessert-wine made with grapes from Portugal fortified in grape neutral spirit aged for 10 years or more in porous wooden casks. The cozy, mellow taste of the two dry ingredients harmonically contrasts with awakening, bittersweet flavor of Rometti Limoncello.

Whether or not you are celebrating paternal bonds today, Italian Fizz is a modern drink to enjoy with your Father any time of the year!

Ingredients:
1 1/2 ounces Rittenhouse Rye
1/2 ounce Taylor-Fladgate 10 year old Tawny Port
3/4 ounces fresh lemon juice
3/4 Rometti Limoncello
the white of one egg (optional)
Club soda
Ice

Combine ingredients but ice and soda in a shaker and shake well. Add ice and shake again for 10 more seconds, then strain into a highball glass with 2 ice cubes. Add chilled club soda and stir gently.

~Enjoy!

Image from http://www.foodrepublic.com, Bryan Quinn

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Happy Hour Tuesday: Caribbean Sunrise

Rometti Limoncello Happy Hour Tuesday Caribbean Sunrise

Happy Hour Tuesday!

It’s all about the color. ¬†This vibrant mixture will surely tantalize¬†your senses, if thats what your looking for then your happy hour drink for this week should be Caribbean Sunrise.
Caribbean Sunrise is a variation of the classic Tequila Sunrise, but uses rum instead of tequila. The substitution of tequila with rum makes the drink a little sweeter, but doesn’t have that smooth, strong kick that is characteristic of tequila-based cocktails. The result is an exotic drink with an unbelievable aromatic flavor and a fruity sweetness that will leave your mouth longing for more!

Ingredients:

2 msr Rum

orange juice

1 dashes grenadine syrup

1 dash of Rometti Limoncello

Pour rum in a highball glass with ice, and with top Rometti Limoncello and orange juice. Stir. Add grenadine by tilting glass and pouring grenadine down side by flipping the bottle vertically very quickly. The grenadine should go straight to the bottom and then rise up slowly through the drink. Garnish stirrer, straw and cherry-orange.

~Enjoy!