Aperitivi Archive

Cappelletti and What Time Is Midnight Mass?

Posted December 20, 2015 By Adri

A Vino Aperitivo for the Season It’s early on Christmas Eve when the phone rings in the parish office, and the caller asks “What time is Midnight Mass?” Honest. Every year at parishes around the world inquiring minds want to know. A friend who was a parish administrator herself said that she fielded dozens of […]

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Coppette alla Crema di Ricotta

Posted December 27, 2014 By Adri

Got Panettone? If you have Italian friends, then I bet your answer is a resounding yes because some of those friends must have given you some panettone as a Christmas gift. As good as it is right out of its pretty box, or toasted with a bit of butter at breakfast time, at my house […]

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Cocchi Americano Rosa

Posted March 28, 2013 By Adri

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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Cynar – Acquire the Taste

Posted November 28, 2012 By Adri

The Cyn-Cin AKA the Cin-Cyn   Who said artichoke season was over? Well who ever it was doesn’t know about Cynar (chee-NAHR.) Yes, it’s back to bitters with Adri. As much as I enjoy a sweet fruity little something, amaro centric drinks or an amaro consumed neat are satisfying, and so complex, they are on […]

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Zucca – The Mezzo Piano

Posted May 18, 2012 By Adri

Think hip, very hip and wearing Prada or Dolce & Gabbana, maybe Armani. Now add Milano’s famous bar Camparino (formerly known as Zucca in Galleria and birthplace, by the way, of the famous Americano cocktail.) Enter the bar to see patrons partaking of Zucca. Zucca is Italian for pumpkin, but this is no vegetable smoothie. […]

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Punch Abruzzo

Posted January 5, 2012 By Adri

Punch Abruzzo – The secret ingredient in my Caffe, Cioccolata and Tiramisu   una bevanda che fa cambà cent’anni e cente mise – a drink that will let you live a hundred years and a hundred months OK. Mayors do lots of wonderful things for towns. Chief administrators, they look out for the well being […]

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