Beverages Archive

Blood Orange-Campari Sorbetto in a Negroni splashed with Prosecco The bitters are excellent for your liver, the gin is bad for you. They balance each other. – Orson Welles on the Negroni The Negroni (nay-GROW-nee) is perhaps the quintessential aperitivo – one part gin, one part sweet vermouth, one part Campari, all of it over […]

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Sweet is out. Savory is in, and Greg Henry, author of the popular blog Sippity Sup-Serious Fun Food knows savory. Following the success of his first book Savory Pies, he now brings us Savory Cocktails. OK. I can hear you from here. “Oh, of course you’d like this one, Adri. It’s about liquor.” I’ll admit […]

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Adri’s Great Blog Cook-a-thon #8 Got strawberries? Got a lot of strawberries? Domenica Marchetti has the answer. Make Crema alla Fragola, Strawberry Cream Liqueur. Welcome back to my Blog Cook-a-thon. I know. You thought I was done with it. It has been a while. Apologies, but the project got away from me. A couple of […]

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Rosa Dawn – an aperitivo in rose colored glasses When I first wrote about Cocchi Americano Rosa in March of this year, I heard from some readers who simply could not find it. Dear Readers, this spicy, fresh little sister of Cocchi’s stalwart Cocchi Americano is available now. This vino aromatizzato (aromatized wine) is made […]

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The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind. – Humphrey Bogart Nowhere is Bogie’s sentiment more apt than when used to describe the vicissitudes of a home remodel. Selecting a backsplash for my kitchen has sent me into a tizzy. A tizzy, in case you are not familiar with the […]

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One of my favorite Italian aperitif wines is back, and this time she’s in red. Meet Cocchi Americano Rosa. You might remember my earlier post on the classic Cocchi Americano Bianco, an aperitif wine made from Moscato d’Asti. Over its more than one hundred year history The House of Cocchi has occasionally produced variations on […]

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