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!

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Happy Hour Tuesday: Limoncello Citrus Sangria

Rometti Limoncello Happy Hour Tuesday Limoncello Citrus Sangria

Hpppy Hour Tuesday!

We hope you all had a great time during the past Easter weekend! At Rometti we had a lovable Sunday brunch during which we tried an amazing recipe that we found on Nicole Whites’s blog, http://www.foodiemisadventures.com and it was so delicious that we decided to share: Limoncello Citrus Sangria.
When you say sangria, you say fun, Summer, Spring, good time with friends. Sangria is as tasty as wine and as refreshing as a cocktail, that is why people love it! Served over ice after letting the wine chill with fruit and limoncello, Limoncello Citrus Sangria while keeping the classic look and taste of wine becomes a casual drink enriched with the sweetness of limoncello and citrusy taste of fresh fruit. Unformal yet full of flavor it is the perfect glass for a family gathering, or a BBQ party.

Although Easter is come and gone, don’t let the joyful feeling fade away! With a very few and simple ingredients, Limoncello Citrus Sangria, together with some good friends!, will keep the party going!
Ingredients:

1 Orange
1 Pink Grapefruit
2 lemons
750 ml bottle chilled white wine (like Sauvignon Blanc)
1 1/2 cups Rometti Limoncello
3 cups sparkling water or sparkling wine

After cleaning the fruit cut it into 1/4 ” thick slices.
Pour white wine, the sliced oranges, grapefruit, lemons and Rometti Limoncello into a pitcher. Refrigerate for about 4 hours.
At serving time add the sparkling water (or wine) and stir. Pour into glasses and garnish with fruit if desired.

~Enjoy!

Recipe courtesy of Nicole White
Image courtesy of Nicole White http://www.foodiemisadventures.com