Here’s a refreshing glass of summer in Italy, the perfect sparkler to make your guests hungry for food. All you need is the widely available Italian liquer, Aperol, and a blood orange.
Hartford’s Alex Province, a Food Schmooze regular contributor, is adventurous. He loves to go online or roam the aisles of food stores to find something intriguing to add flavor to his cocktails. His newest discovery contributes a bit of floral orange water to his drink. Delicious.
Now here is one of the most refreshing drinks, surprisingly easy considering that it was created by Metro Bis bartender Ryan Pelletier. When chef Chris Prosperi asked him at midnight to come up with something, Ryan created this out of the air in three minutes. Dude! You have talent!
Faith challenged the team to use the liquer Chartreuse in a cocktail and what a result! Anthony DeSerio, Connecticut President of the U.S. Bartenders’ Guild, whipped this together at home. You can do it, too.
We flipped over this cocktail created by Anthony DeSerio of the U.S. Bartenders’ League, Connecticut Chapter. (It is one of Faith’s favorite cocktails of the year, combining bourbon and a spiced pear liqueur.) Seriously, this one’s a knockout!
In Italy and Spain, don’t be surprised to see crowds of young people drinking liquers mixed with sodas of all flavors, a lot like our rum and cola.