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2 Italian cocktails you can not miss

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Each country has its signature drinks; they are part of the wealth that attracts connoisseurs and tourists in general, and in the case of Italian cocktails, they became popular in the rest of the world.

Bellini

Created in 1948 by Guiseppe Capriani, bartender at Harry’s Bar in Venice, it is refreshing and sweet. The Italians prepare it the traditional way with peaches macerated in white wine and Prosecco instead of champagne.

Ingredients

  • 30 millilitres peach juice
  • 15 millilitres white wine
  • 90 millilitres Prosecco or champagne
  • 2 tablespoons cherry juice
  • 1 teaspoon cherry liqueur
  • Ice
  • 1 champagne glass

Preparation:

  1. Cool a champagne glass.
  2. In a shaker, pour the peach juice, a teaspoon of cherry liqueur and white wine, mix until the ingredients are unified.
  3. Open the shaker, add the prosecco or champagne and complete with previously crushed ice, stir and serve.

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Trouillard Demi-Sec: a sparkling wine from the Champagne DO and with an alcohol proof of 12º.

 

 

Sgroppino

The Sgroppino was already elaborated in the early sixteenth century in Venice, and is considered by many the best digestive by its ability to clean the palate and its pleasant taste, fresh and soft.

Ingredients

  • 30 millilitres vodka
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 30 millilitres Prosecco or champagne
  • 3 chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1 sprig mint
  • Crushed ice
  • 1 Margarita glass

Preparation:

  1. Cool a Margarita glass.
  2. In a shaker, pour the crushed ice, lemon juice and vodka. Shake for 15 seconds.
  3. Serve in a Margarita glass and complete with prosecco or champagne.
  4. Add 3 chopped mint leaves and garnish with a sprig of mint.

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Francois Montand is the maker of this Francois Montand Brut, a sparkling wine with DO Champagne.

 

 

* Image: Travelive Photos (Flickr)

2 sweet cocktails you shouldn’t miss

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While it is true that often we associate cocktails to seasons like summer, with refreshing elaborations and somewhat festive, the winter season is also appropriate for recipes like the ones we show today, two sweet cocktails that will delight your palates and those of your guests at any occasion.

Hot chocolate with fennel seeds and ginger

Nothing better to offset the rigours of a cold winter afternoon that this sweet, flavourful and restorative preparation.

Ingredients (for 2 people):

Preparation:

Gently heat half the milk in a saucepan, add the chocolate, ginger, fennel and salt, and stir until chocolate is melted. Add the remaining milk, bring to a comfortable temperature for consumption (don’t let it boil), and whisk until build some foam. Strain into two glasses or cups, sprinkle with grated chocolate and serve.

Out With The Old

Actually it is a variation of a classic champagne cocktail, conceived to be consumed on New Year, but good for any moment of celebration in winter.

Ingredients:

  • 750 ml port (tawny works best)
  • 150 g Christmas pudding, crumbled
  • Sugar cubes
  • Angostura bitters
  • Champagne or cava

Preparation:

In a large pan over medium heat, reduce the port by a third. Add the pudding and leave to infuse. Strain through a coffee filter and reserve. Soak a sugar cube in Angostura bitters and place it into a flute type glass. Add the port mixture, complete with champagne and serve.

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Distillery Angostura Distillery produced Angostura Bitter 200ml a drink of the liquors & creams category native of Venezuela.

 

 

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Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut is a sparkling wine of the Champagne Apellation made with pinot Noir and pinot Nero.

 

The “Agua de Valencia”

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This striking orange colored cocktail made with cava or champagne was created in Spain in 1959 by Constante Gil. The Basque tourists often ordered the best cava available, calling it ?Agua de Bilbao? (Bilbao water) and in reaction to this, Gil decided to serve his own cocktail called Agua de Valencia (Valencia water).

The ?Agua de Valencia? is served both at home with friends and in bars, and comes usually in a jar, ideal for sharing.

Ingredients:

  • ½ liter of orange juice
  • ½ liter of cava or champagne
  • 60ml of Gin
  • 60ml of Vodka
  • Sugar
  • Oranges

Preparation:

  1. Step 1: In a jar with a capacity of a little over a liter proceed to pour ½ liter of orange juice, and the additional oranges.
  2. Step 2: Now add 60 ml of gin and 60ml of vodka
  3. Step 3: Now add to the mix 3 tablespoons of sugar and mix with a long-handled spoon until completely dissolved.
  4. Step 4: Finally add the ½ liter of champagne or cava and mix gently to avoid losing its fantastic bubbles.

You can add some ice to the jar to preserve freshness and decorate with a slice of orange, to make it more enticing to the eyes of your guests.

As with any cocktail, the recommended quantities are an initial guide that will allow you to play around to find your ideal point. Some daring people add some Cointreau to their preparation: it’s a matter of testing and evaluating according to your taste.

Do you want 2 sparkling wines to make a great Agua de Valencia? Here are our suggestions for today:

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Castillo Perelada Brut Reserva

 

 

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La Marca Prosecco Brut