Inspired by the various ingredients found in some of our favourite drinks, CSL has got you covered with three essential cocktail pantries. Travel around the world with us, and try them out at your next party.
THE ITALIAN DRINK PANTRY
Strong flavours inspired by Mediterranean roots
The original cocktail garnish, made from Italian marasca cherries, which become sweet and sticky from maceration.
Carbonated beverages lighten strong drinks, adding a refreshing sparkle. Great for mocktails.
Sicily, in southern Italy is famous for these sweet citrus distinguished by their magenta-sepia flesh.
Amaro Nonino Quintessentia
Grappa-based (grape must brand) digestif made in northern Italy from a blend of herbs, spices and roots.
The combination of bitter Amaro and Aperol is offset by sweet whisky and cherry juice, a play on the paper plane.
1 ½ oz. bourbon
1 ½ oz. Amaro Nonino
½ oz. Aperol
½ oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp. amorino cherry juice
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously, and pour into two martini glasses. Garnish with an amorino cherry and lemon peel.
MAKES 2 SERVINGS
This original imbibe article first appeared in the Summer 2019 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.