Happy Hour Tuesday: Sweet Seduction

Rometti Limoncello Happy Hour Tuesday Sweet Seduction

Happy Hour Tuesday!

Alright folks, it’s that week of the year again, the one that couples in love have been waiting for yet the one week out of the year that singles simply could live without! It’s Valentine’s Day week, and we magically came across a delicious recipe with a name that could not be more appropriate: Sweet Seduction. Featuring a harmonically flavored blend of banana liqueur, pineapple juice and Malibu rum, the original recipe does not list limoncello among the ingredients. However, just like enduring love is always better when there is a balance between sweet and spicy, we feel like a splash of Rometti Limoncello could contribute to the refreshing taste of such an exotic drink.

If you are going out on a date this coming Friday, Sweet Seduction is the drink that will take you and your partner on a gateway trip at every sip! And if you do not have a partner… well, you surely have a delicious drink that you can serve to your friends for a cozy, fun evening together!

Ingredients:
1 oz Malibu Rum
1 oz Banana Liqueur
1/2 cup Pineapple juice
1/4 oz Rometti Limoncello
ice cubes
1 tbsp Grenadine

In a cocktail shaker with ice pour Malibu Rum, banana liqueur, pineapple juice and Rometti Limoncello. Shake for about 30 seconds or until the outside gets frosty. Strain into a glass filled with ice and pour the grenadine on top. Garnish with a slice of pineapple or a cherry.

~Enjoy!

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Happy Hour Tuesday: Latin Lover

Rometti Limoncello Happy Hour Tuesday Latin Lover

Whether you are married, engaged, in a relationship, or even single, this week there is nothing you can do to avoid this crazy little thing called love! It’s Valentine’s day week people, and we at Rometti are ready to celebrate. If you’re already taken this week’s cocktail could be like a cherry on top, a sparkly detail pre-dinner to share with your significant other, and if you’re still looking for that one person that will awaken the butterfly in your stomach don’t miss on such a delicacy to the palate, just call up on your friends, take chances and cheer to life.

The drink we selected this week is called Latin Lover. The original recipe does not include limoncello, however we thought it would work extremely well with the lemon and pineapple juice, in a combination of sweetness and citrusy which balances the pungent, earthy agave aroma of good tequila. Another ingredient of this drink is Cachaca, a Brazilian liquor obtained from fermenting sugarcane juice. Cachaca contributes to the sweetness of the cocktail, with its rum-similar taste, yet when combined with limoncello it enhances the strong, warm, zesty flavor. Cacacha differs from rum though because it is not made from molasses but from distilled sugarcane, which is why back in the day it was considered the poor people’s rum.

Latin Lover is very simple to prepare, and if presented nicely, garnished with a cocktail cherry, will bring a smile on your lover’s face.

Ingredients:
3/4 oz Tequila
3/4 oz Cachaca
3/4 oz Rometti Limoncello
1/4 oz Lemon Juice
3/4 oz Lime Juice
2 oz Pineapple Juice

Fill half of a cocktail shaker with crushed ice. Pour in tequila, cachaca, Rometti Limoncello, lemon juice, lime juice and pineapple juice. Shake vigorously. Serve into a highball glass or martini glass, and garnish with either a pineapple slice or a cocktail cherry.

~Enjoy!
Image from http://www.sheknows.com/

Happy Hour Tuesday: Ghoulada Punch

Rometti Limoncello Happy Hour Tuesday Ghoulada Punch

Have you already taken out your Halloween costume last weekend and went out partying until late with Frankensteins, Vampires, Batman and an uncountable number of witches? If you haven’t, or even if you have!, tomorrow night don’t forget to cheer with a spooky drink, Ghoulada Punch!

Ghoulada Punch is made with fruity ingredients mixed with lemon or orange-flavored soda, and although the original recipe does not include Rometti Limoncello, we did add some to it and found that it brings out the zestiness and sweetness of the punch.

As you might have already guessed, this drink is very similar to the pina colada, so why is it renamed ghoulada? For those you who don’t know, “ghouls” are the imaginary monster that consume human flash by the graveyards, and seem to have originated in the Arabian folklore. Ghoul means in fact “demon”. The term appeared in English for the first time in an orientalist novel back in 1786.

Ghoulada Punch is the perfect drink to wash down all those treats your kids brought home (or the treats you’ve been eating from the stash you put away while waiting for the little ones to knock at the door!). So take out the blender, and make sure that there is no Rometti Limoncello in the cups you will offer to the candy-hunter-kids!

Happy Halloween!

Ingredients:

1 (46-ounces) pineapple juice, chilled
2 cans cream of coconut, (12 ounces each)
a splash of Rometti Limoncello to taste
8 cups ice
8 cups Fresca, or other citrus-flavored soda, chilled

In a blender puree pineapple juice, cream of coconut and ice. Pour into a punch bowl. Add citrus-flavored soda (like Fresca) and stir. Add some Rometti Limoncello to taste to the adults’ glasses, so the kids can still enjoy this fun, tasty drink!
If you like you can also add some blood to the glasses by mixing 3 tbsp of corn syrup with 1/4 tsp of red food coloring, and dipping the rim into the mixture.

~ENJOY!

recipe and photo from http://www.marthastewart.com (Rometti Limoncello was not an original ingredient)