Punch Abruzzo Float for Father’s Day
Well, Father’s Day is here, and I hope you all spend a wonderful day with your dads. My dad, William Crocetti, passed away many years ago, but I think of him often. That’s him in the photo. He enjoyed fountain specialties, so I thought I’d create something special in his honor. Of course, I looked first to Punch Abruzzo, the wonderful liquore from Italy. It is great over ice cream, and with its rum and coffee notes, spice and orange, is perfect in a float.
Here’s to you Dad. You would have loved this!
Punch Abruzzo Float
This is one sophisticated and rich float. I prefer it with vanilla gelato, but then I almost always prefer vanilla. If you want a super rich flavor profile, go for the chocolate gelato. You can use a commercial chocolate syrup, but if it is very sweet you may want to cut back to 1 tablespoon per float. Don’t skip the orange extract in the whipped cream. It marries with the citrus in the Punch and pulls all the flavors together. Have a great day with your dad!
4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) Punch Abruzzo
1/2 cup (4 ounces) freshly brewed espresso
4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) chocolate sauce
2 tablespoons cinnamon simple syrup
S. Pellegrino water or seltzer
vanilla or chocolate gelato
chocolate shavings or cocoa to garnish
Divide Punch Abruzzo, espresso, chocolate sauce and cinnamon syrup between 2 tall glasses. Top with S. Pellegrino water. Stir to combine. Add gelato. Top with sweetened whipped cream and chocolate shavings or cocoa. Serve at once.
Cinnamon Simple Syrup
makes 1 1/2 cups
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
4 cinnamon sticks, each about 4 inches long
Combine water and granulated sugar in medium saucepan over medium high heat, stirring occasionally until sugar dissolves. Once sugar dissolves, drop in cinnamon sticks and bring mixture to a boil. Remove from heat, cover and steep 15 minutes. Remove and discard cinnamon sticks. Pour syrup into glass container and allow to cool. Cover and refrigerate up to 10 days.
1 cup whipped cream
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon orange extract
Combine all ingredients in chilled medium bowl. Beat until very soft peaks form. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
To read more about Punch Abruzzo click here.
Punch Abruzzo is available from A Cork Above
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