A Venetian inspired romantic cocktail, one for all the lovers…
This cocktail is full of glamour and romance and will add a touch of class to any event where it’s served. Not holding a fancy soiree? Then why not include them whilst cooking for a loved one at home? Or better yet, serve them for friends over a late lunch?
90ml Dry white wine
½ teaspoon Amaretto
½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1) Shake the ingredients over ice in a shaker. Shake for 5 seconds.
2) Strain the mixture into a large wine goblet.
3) Garnish with a Lemon zest spiral.
I don’t particularly favour wine cocktails, but as far as they go, this one is rather nice. I prefer mine to come with a bit of a fizz… If you do too, remove 30-40 ml (to your own taste) of white wine and prepare like normal, but top up with a splash of Prosecco.
The best way to serve this cocktail is obviously chilled and prepared as above, but for that added romantic touch, drop in one of the following (use the one that suits your taste and colour):
Parfait Amour: Violet flavour and purple in colour, this will inject a touch of romance into your very own touch of Venice…
Angostura Bitters: For a dash of extreme flavour and a burgundy colour flowing through the drink choose this wonderful ingredient…
Green Chartreuse: Use a ½ teaspoon of chartreuse per glass here, and you’ll witness a slither of green run through you’re drink…
Blue Curacao: Like the parfait amour addition only it’s a lovely river of blue…
Grenadine/Sloe Gin: This is a slightly fruitier choice, and adds a shade of red to your romantic evening.
The choice is yours! Simply use ½ a teaspoon of the above, or just have it originale…
recipe and cocktail picture taken from The Food Network, pictures borrows from: isango and made in italy.