And Now For Something A Little Different…Grappa Cocktails
on 24/04/11 at 11:57 amSpirits
Grappa may not be the first alcohol that comes to mind when you’re planning to make martinis. But a young grappa, served chilled, can give exciting new flavours to a classic cocktail. Try it in a recipe where you’d normally use vodka and see what you think. A new hit flavour combination? Perhaps.
Quite simply, a shot of espresso and a shot of grappa. Serves 1.
There are myriad versions of this recipe; here’s one of our favourites, a simple but trendy twist on a classic drink. And just like any traditional dry martini, it packs a whallop of alcohol. Imbibe at your own risk.
1 ½ oz grappa
1 ½ oz dry vermouth
Shake with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain and serve in a martini glass. Serves 1.
2 oz grappa
½ oz triple sec
2 oz lemon juice
Mix in a cocktail shaker and serve in a martini glass. Serves 1.
1 oz grappa
1 oz Drambuie
1 oz Kalhua
Shake in a cocktail shaker and serve over ice. Serves 1.
Read “Glorious Grappa” to learn how artisanal producers are reinventing Italy’s classic spirit.