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: Lemon Gin Fizz

Rometti Limoncello Happy Hour Tuesday Lemon Gin Fizz

Happy Hour Tuesday!

There is a category of drinks that you all surely have heard of: it’s the Fizz family, characterized by lemon or lime juice and carbonated water. This drink is presented in a multitude of variations, many of which give it a different name depending on which ingredients characterize it. The classic Gin Fizz however, which appeared for the first time in 1887 in the Bartender’s Guide written by a famous american bartender, Jerry Thomas, is the most known. Made, as the name suggests, with gin, lemon juice and carbonated water, Gin Fizz becomes Silver Fizz (+egg white), Golden Fizz (+egg yolk), Royal Fizz (+whole egg), Diamond Fizz (+sparkling wine instead of carbonated water), and the list goes on and on. In our case, we are adding Rometti Limoncello, thus we will have… Lemon Gin Fizz!
If you are somewhat of a drink expert, or simply a drink lover, you probably noticed that Gin Fizz uses the same ingredients of a Tom Collins, with the exception that the Tom Collins is made with a sweetened variety of gin, very hard to find, called “Old Tom Gin” and the proportion are slightly different.
Timeless and extremely refreshing, Lemon Gin Fizz is the drink that will bubble up your days any time, anywhere!

Ingredients:

2 oz Gin
4/5 oz Rometti Limoncello
3/4 oz Club Soda
Lemon slice to garnish

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in gin and Rometti Limoncello. You won’t need sugar, since the Limoncello will already give it a hint of sweetness. Shake vigorously. Pour into a highball and add club soda to it. Garnish with a lemon slice.

~Enjoy!

Image from http://www.inspiredtaste.ne

Happy Hour Tuesday: Enticing Azul Bebida

Rometti Limoncello Happy Hour Tuesday Enticing Azul Bebida

Happy Hour Tuesday!

We’re almost at the end of February, and it feels like it’s been way too long since last time we got the chance to go on a vacation. Turquoise water crashing on the golden sand are still a faded memory (well, unless you happen to live in Miami or in a tropical place where we sure hope we could come visit soon!). While waiting for the Spring to come and turn slowly but pleasantly into Summer we are left with the choice of either jump on the next flight to destination Paradise, or cheer up with a delicious drink that of that blue ocean we left behind has the color and freshness: Enticing Azul Bebida.
Enticing Azul Bebida mixes Rometti Limoncello with Blu Curacao, a liqueur made similarly to Limoncello with the dried peel of the laraha citrus fruit grown in Curacao, an island where Spanish transplanted the Valencia orange which later evolved into the laraha fruit. Regardless of the color, Curacao is very zesty yet bitter. Its blue tint is artificial, achieved by adding the E133 Brilliant Blue colorant in order to give the liqueur a tropical, dreamy appearance.
Enticing Azul Bebida is a very suitable drink for your first barbecues of the season. It will refresh last Summer’s memories and accompany throughout the Spring until it’s time to finally go on vacation again!

Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz Rometti Limoncello
1/2 oz Blue Curacao
1/2 Lemon juice
Club soda
Lemon wedge, garnish

In large wine glass or cocktail glass pour Rometti Limoncello and curacao over ice.
Squeeze the juice of 1/2 lemon into glass. Add club soda to fill to the top (approx 3 oz). Stir well. Garnish and enjoy! Pura Vida!

~ Enjoy!

Recipe and Image from wwww.food.com