Happy Hour Tuesday: Colony Records

Happy Hour Tuesday Rometti limoncello Colony Records

Happy Hour Tuesday!

1621 was a year that marked forever our history as Americans. This coming Thursday, three hundred and ninety two years later, we will still gather around a table, reminiscent of all the great people and good times that this past year has been blessing us with, and give thanks for everything/everyone that makes our life special.
To make sure that you will be cheering at this Thanksgiving with a delicious cocktail, we found an amazing recipe online called Colony Records, by Allan Katz, distiller and Liquor.com advisory board member, and nonetheless Director of mixology & spirits education for Southern Wine & Spirits of New York. Colony Records has a fruity, bittersweet flavor  -especially with our own addition of Rometti Limoncello to it!- combined with a spicy touch will be the perfect complement to a Thanksgiving meal.

Ingredients:

2 oz Cruzan Single Barrel Rum
1.5 oz Fresh grapefruit juice
.75 oz Cranberry Syrup*
a splash of Rometti Limoncello
2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Combine 1.5 cups of Fresh Cramberries, 1 cup of water, 3/4 cup of sugar in a small saucepan on medium hear. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer for 10 min until the cranberries start to fall apart. Strain into a bowl and let cool. You just made cranberry syrup! Cover and store in the refrigerator.
Add rum, grapefruit juice, cranberry syrup, Rometti Limoncello and Angostura bitters in a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a grapefruit twist.

~Enjoy!

Recipe and image from Liquor.com

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Happy Hour Tuesday: Sgroppino al Limone

Rometti Limoncello - Sgroppino al Limone

Happy Hour Tuesday!

During Thanksgiving week you with undoubtedly spend a significate time in the kitchen. Between the stuffing, the cranberry sauce. the gravy, mashpotatoes and pumpkin pies, you better get your hands to work and your stomach to empty because on Thursday evening no matter what you will probably be stuck on the couch with a full belly and heavy eyes. But don’t discourage, knowing that the major strength of this week for both hosts and guest is indeed to consume such an abundant meal, Rometti has something for you that won’t take you more than five minutes to prepare and surely will help your digestion at every sip: Sgroppino al Limone.

Sgroppino al Limone is a frothy lemon drink made with a base of vodka and the addition of Prosecco and Rometti Limoncello. Sgroppino, which it’s said to have originated in Venice back in 1528 as a drink to consume in between courses to cleanse the palate, is not to be confused with a sorbet. As a matter of fact, Sgroppino is liquid, and sorbet is a frozen fruity ice cream made without dairy! But Sgroppino still has sorbet among the ingredients, and that is because sorbet has been around for ages and evolved into a more sophisticated, alcoholic version called “sgropin” in Venice, thus Sgroppino.

If you have already started or if you are just about to start preparing a magnificent Thanksgiving dinner, we recommend that you take those extra five minutes before serving to prepare this delicious Sgroppino al Limone… you will be thankful for it!

Ingredients: (serves 4)

2 cups good-quality lemon sorbet, softened
2 tablespoons vodka
1/3 cup Prosecco wine, chilled
4 tbsp Rometti Limoncello
mint to garnish

Chill the champagne flutes.
Whisk the lemon sorbet until smooth. Gradually whisk in vodka, Prosecco and Rometti Limocnello. Make sure you don’t whisk it too much or it’ll be too liquid. Serve into the chilled champagne flutes and garnish with a mint leaf.

~Enjoy!