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 Special Drink: Ruby Tuesday

Rometti Limoncello Happy Hour Tuesday Ruby Tuesday

Happy Hour Tuesday!

This week we’re doubling up: just for this week, we are having a second recipe that screams SUMMER.  Made with seasonal fruit, it’s the perfect drink for this playful and bubbling season: ladies and gentlemen, here is Ruby Tuesday!

Ruby Tuesday is made with cherries, that it is suitable only during this time of the year when cherries are available. The name has been inspired by a Rolling Stones song, and just like the rock band it is a bold drink appreciated by both men and women.

It’s narrated that Ruby Tuesday was made on a Tuesday while listening to the homonymous song by Rolling Stones. This involuntarily soon-to-be-popular drink is made with rye whiskey, Benedictine, simple syrup, lemon juice and muddled cherries or puree cherries. We are also going to add just a splash or Rometti Limoncello to increase the citrusy flavor of the lemon juice while keeping all of its sweetness.

Ingredients:
1 ½ oz. rye whiskey
1 oz. Bénédictine
5 ripe black cherries
3/4 oz. splashes of Rometti Limoncello
Ice cubes
Tools: muddler, shaker, strainer
Glass: cocktail
Garnish: lemon twist

In the shaker base muddle the cherries. Add remaining ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish.

~Enjoy!