Happy Hour Tuesday: The Mediterranee

Rometti Limoncello Happy Hour Tuesday The Mediterranee

Happy Hour Tuesday!

Whether you have a job that takes up most of your time during the day sitting in an office, you can’t deny that feeling of wanting to get out and throw yourself on the beach for a little vacation! With Spring Break over and Memorial Day just round the corner, all I can think of is how sweet and marvelous it would be to go on a road trip around the Mediterranean! So this week our drink is dedicated to all those Europeans that are lucky enough to smell new, refreshing air,  a melange of ocean breeze, country fields and flower blossoms. The Mediterranee is a simple cocktail that uses very humble yet popular ingredients:  Meyer lemon and the Pineau des Charantes. The first one is a hybrid lemon originated by a cross breeding of the common yellow lemonade and a mandarin, thus with less acidity and a stronger, floral aroma. The second one, Pineau des Charantes, is a mix of Cognac with unfermented grape juice, typical of the Cognac region of France where Pineau des Charantes is consumed as a sewer aperitif. The sweetness and softness of these two ingredients is accentuated by Rometti Limoncello and contrasted by the pungent, earthy sage flavor.
Salute!

Ingredients:
1 oz Pineau des Charantes
1/2 oz Rometti Limoncello
1 oz fresh Meyer lemon juice
2 dashes orange bitter (like Campari)
1 sage leaf
Zest of Meyer lemon

Add all the ingredients – except the safe leaf – to a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Rub the sage leaf around the rim of a Martini glass. Strain the cocktail into the Martini glass and garnish with the sage leaf.

~Enjoy!

Recipe from http://www.thenibble.com

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Happy Hour Tuesday: Lemon Meringue Martini

Rometti Limoncello Happy Hour Tuesay Lemon Meringue Martini

Happy Hour Tuesday!

This week we are presenting a sweet, mouth-watering, heavenlicious drink: Lemon Meringue Martini. Yes, you heard me, it sounds like a dessert more than a drink, doesn’t it? And, trust me, it tastes like one too!

Although it is called “Lemon Meringue Martini“, there is no gin nor vermouth, however the presentation of the drink is a nod as its served in a Martini glass, which complements perfectly to the island-shape of the whipped cream shaped as a meringue. The main ingredient is Pinnacle Vodka, originally of France and well known because of its variety of flavors. For this particular cocktail we are going to use the Pinnacle Whipped, which as you can imagine has a whipped cream flavor. If some of you have never tasted it, it is worth a shot in the very sense of the word: this type of vodka is easy to drink by itself as well as it can be easily mixed with other liqueur.

The sweetness of the cream, mixed with the simple syrup gives that hint of meringue taste, with its typical sweetness and airiness which marry the crispiness of the citrusy flavor of limoncello.
Sometimes you are in the mood for sweets, other times you wish you’d be sipping on a drink, but if you want both and can’t make up your mind then here is the solution for you: Lemon Meringue Martini is what you are looking for when it’s too late for a snack and too early for dinner. It’s a sweet treat before or after dinner.

Ingredients:

2 oz Pinnacle Whipped Vodka
1 oz Rometti Limoncello
1 oz Half-and-Half Or Cream (you can also use a fat free cream)
1 oz Whipped Cream Topping
2 Meringues

In a plastic bag crush the meringues.
Add vodka, Rometti Limoncello, cream and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with the whipped cream topping and sprinkle some crushed meringues on top of it.

~Enjoy!

Image from: http://hungrycouplenyc.blogspot.com

Happy Hour Tuesday: Cranberry Lemon Martini

Rometti Limoncello Happy Hour Tuesday Cranberry Lemon Martini

Happy Hour Tuesday!

Have you checked your clocks, you know what that means: we are officially entering the Spring-Summer season, when the days are longer and the nights..well they can be long or short depending on how much fun you want to have 😉 If you love sunny days and are looking forward to the new season, if you can’t wait to enjoy happy hours with friends, family or colleges while the sun is still shining in the sky, then you will probable love this cocktail recipe, which we found on http://www.yoursouthernpeach.com.

Cranberry Lemon Martini is a fun, colorful and fruity version of the classic Martini. Martini is an alluring drink that has been playing a significant, fashionable role in the American cocktail history. The cone shaped glass is supposed to be both visually pleasant and functional: as a matter of fact its shape was introduced to keep the ingredients from separating, yet it also had the perfect opening to garnish with olives, which have become a recognizable symbol for Martinis.

Cranberry Lemon Martini can be as classy as it can be casual, an elegant drink to savor to the very last sip!
Ingredients:

3 oz Vodka
1 oz Rometti Limoncello
3 oz Pure Cranberry Juice
Lemon slices to garnish

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour vodka, Rometti Limoncello and cranberry juice over it, stir and strain into a Martini glass. Garnish with lemon.

~Enjoy!

Recipe by wwww.yoursouthernpeach.com
Image by Amy Mikkelsen

Happy Hour Tuesday: Limoncello Negroni

Rometti Limoncello Happy Hour Tuesday Limoncello Negroni

Happy Hour Tuesday!

Back in 1919 Count Camillo Negroni asked Caffe’ Casoni (now Caffe’ Cavalli)’s bartender, Fosco Scarselli, to prepare him a cocktail similar to the Americano but with more gin than soda water. They didn’t know right away that in the bar in Florence would have become the birthplace of a popular drink called Negroni, in honor of the homonymous Count. Almost a century later, here we are introducing a variation of the cocktail called Limoncello Negroni.
The traditional Negroni, still very popular in Italy, is an aperitif made with gin, vermouth rosso and bitter, usually Campari. Vermouth and dry wine are often common ingredients of aperitifs as they are served before a meal in order to stimulate one’s appetite.
The addition of Rometti Limoncello to the traditional ingredients for Negroni subdues the bitterness of Campari, while it increases the sweetness of vermouth and smoothens its taste. Also, limoncello combined with the sharp flavor of gin increases the refreshing taste yet it adds warmth to every sip.
Ordered straight up in a Martini glass, Limoncello Negroni is the perfect fancy drink to savor till the last drop before a tasty, Italian style dinner.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz sweet vermouth
1 1/2 oz Campari
1 1/2 oz gin
1/2 oz Rometti Limoncello
Orance slice or twist for garnish

Pour vermouth, Campari, gin and Rometti Limoncello in a mixer half filled with ice. Shake until well chilled and strain into a Martini glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

~Enjoy!