Cocktail 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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The White Widow – a Punch Abruzzo cocktail

Posted February 16, 2015 By Adri

It seems to me that this coming summer everyone will be in Abruzzo. Some friends are traveling to visit their ancestral villages and towns. Others, like food writer Domenica Marchetti, are leading culinary tours – taking hungry travelers through this pastoral land, sampling local cuisine and visiting artisanal food makers along the way. Travel to […]

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Averna e More

Posted September 15, 2014 By Adri

I know. It sounds like Averna amore, but that’s what’s been going on around here. I have been drinking a lot of this Sicilian amaro lately. I am accustomed to consuming Averna neat (undiluted, at room temperature, no ice) or straight up (with ice.) Then I came across a cocktail called a Blackberry Smash, a […]

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Averna, 2 Homes and an Army of Workmen

Posted September 1, 2014 By Adri

You need one of these If you have one of these When a blogger disappears for a while one of two things may have happened. Either she has been engaged to write a cookbook or she has been traveling, trekking through Abruzzo on the trail with five hundred sheep. Oh no wait – that trekking […]

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Savory Cocktails by Greg Henry – A Book Review

Posted September 10, 2013 By Adri

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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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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