Happy Hour Tuesday: Pear Lemon Fizz

Rometti Limoncello Happy Hour Tuesday Pear Lemon Fizz

Happy Hour Tuesday!

If there is one fruit that is usually underrated, well.. That is Pear! Apples, strawberries, blueberries and raspberries always grab people’s attention, while this pulpy fruit that becomes ripe towards the end of summer and beginning of fall seems to make no noise. But, believe it or not, pears with their subtle, earthy skin color, definitively less bright than all of their fellow fruits, are actually one of the world’s healthiest foods! Rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and apparently even anti-cancer nutrients, pears also help maintaining good glucose levels. Yep, pears basically seem to cover everything, from a decreased risk of type 2 diabetes, to heart disease, and ultimately, reduced cancer risk.

This week we decided to give some well-deserved spotlight to this underdog fruit. Before today is over, I bet you are all going to make a quick stop to the grocery store to buy some delicious, succulent pears. You might also want to get some more ingredients (in case you didn’t have all of them) to make a bubbly Pear Lemon Fizz!

Ingredients:
Ice cubes
1/2 oz pear vodka
3/4 to 1 oz Rometti Limoncello
A splash of fresh lemon juice
Champagne, for topping off (about 1/2 cup)
A slice of pear

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add vodka, Rometti Limoncello and a splash of fresh lemon juice. Shake well and strain into a glass. Top off with Champagne. Garnish with a slice of pear, or a lemon wedge.

~Enjoy!

Image from http://www.pinterest.com/pin/14847873741711341/

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Happy Hour Tuesday: Rosemary and Mint Martini

Rometti Limoncello Happy Hour Tuesday Rosemary and Mint Martini

Happy Hour Tuesday!

Another week, another Tuesday. Rometti Limocello is here to light up once again the second day of the week, aka the average day per excellence. In fact while Monday is also known as don’t-wake-me-up-i-do-not-want-to-go-to-work day, Wednesday is hump day, Thursday is pre-weekend day, Friday is TGIF, and of course Saturday and Sunday were invented to have fun with family and friends, Tuesday is that day of the week that no one would like to be stuck on as it does not taste like pretty much anything. So we decided to give it a connotation and make it taste like… Limoncello!

After saying goodbye to Veteran’s Day, this week does not anticipate any other holiday event to look forward to. Perhaps on this average Tuesday you are working at your desk until late. Perhaps you have already closed all your college books and are just about to meet up with friends for a coffee before going out to happy hour. Or perhaps you just picked up your kids from school and are starting to cook a homemade meal for tonight. No matter what your plans are, you can find some time to sit back and relax: Happy Hour Tuesday is bringing you a cocktail that smells like Fall, Rosemary and Mint Martini.

Rosemary and Mint Martini‘s main ingredient is gin, with its particular pine smell that inevitably brings us back to our childhood’s Christmas holidays, while mint and limoncello lift up our spirit like a breath of fresh air. To top if off, a hint of rosemary with its comforting smell gives to this drink that cozy sensation that takes you home, no matter where you are.

Whatever today brings to you, perhaps this average Tuesday you will be finding some time to sit down and enjoy a delicious Rosemary and Mint Martini!

Ingredients:
(Makes 2 Martinis)
1/4 cup Rometti Limoncello
6 oz. gin
splash of Vermouth
ice
2 sprigs of rosemary, for garnish

Combine Rometti Limoncello, gin, Vermouth, and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake until you can’t shake anymore! Pour equally into two martini glasses. Garnish with the rosemary sprigs.

~Enjoy!

Recipe adaptation and image by Rachael, http://www.tokyoterrace.com

Happy Hour Tuesday: Smokin’ Apple

Happy Hour Tuesday Rometti Limoncello Smokin Apple

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.

Ingredients:
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.

~Enjoy!

image from Cosmopolitan.com