Wednesday, July 31, 2013

moretta cocktail

3/4 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
3/4 oz Calvados (Morin Selection)
3/4 oz Pimm's No. 1
3/4 oz Dry Oloroso Sherry (Lustau)
1 dash Celery Bitters (Housemade)

Stir with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with an apple slice, cucumber, and a sprig of mint (only a sprig of mint here).

A few Tuesdays ago, I spotted an interesting drink to make on the Mutineer Magazine blog called the Moretta Cocktail. The drink was to be featured at the Tales of the Cocktail's Spirit of Italy's Aperitivo Italiano event the following day. Since I was not attending Tales, I figured that I could share in some of the magic from afar this way albeit a day early.
The Moretta Cocktail proffered a mint aroma that spiced an otherwise nutty and apple-y nose. The apple continued on into sip along with the sherry's grape and a vague fruitiness from the Pimm's. The swallow then shared a pleasant nuttiness from both the sherry and the Maraschino liqueur.

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