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A Quick Guide to Italian Liqueurs

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A Quick Guide To Italian Liqueurs
Italian Drink Recipes for End of Summer
 
While Italy is often known for their wines, there is a whole world of Italian Liqueurs to explore. We’re just scratching the surface on these liqueurs today, but hopefully this gives you a better idea of the types of drinks you can enjoy with the recipes/descriptions below. As Summer is coming to an end, these drinks are the perfect way to enjoy the last few warm Summer days.

Limoncello is an Italian lemon liqueur mainly produced in Southern Italy. - Traditionally served chilled as an after-dinner digestive, it is also used to make various cocktails. Today we’re going to focus on a cool drink that is perfect to drink outside while the sun is warming you up. It doesn’t get much easier than this either. Limoncello and Bubbles. A lot of times, too much liqueur can make your drink too sweet. A great way to combat the sweetness is to add some bubbles. In a Champagne flute, combine 1 ounce limoncello and 5 ounces of Prosecco. Voila. A great refreshing drink for a warm Summer’s day.

Galliano is a sweet herbal liqueur created in 1896. - Offering natural flavors of anise, juniper berry, musk yarrow, lavender, peppermint, cinnamon and Galliano’s most noted vanilla flavor. Galliano is a sweet liqueur with subtle citrus and woodsy herbal notes. It is great for drinking as a digestive (especially after a heavy Italian dinner), as well as in cocktails. With the end of Summer approaching, we’re going to show you how to make a Harvey Wallbanger. What you’ll need: Highball glass, ice, vodka, Galliano, orange juice. Mix 1.5 oz vodka with 3 oz orange juice, stir together with the ice. Then float 0.5 - 1 oz of Galliano on top. Garnish with Orange slice or Maraschino cherry. Sit back, sip. Repeat til finished.

Maraschino Liqueur is obtained through the distillation of Marasca cherries. - This smooth, yet strong liqueur boasts sweet flavors with notes of nutty and funky flavors. Not much of a cherry taste as you would assume, but offers a well-rounded flavorful finish. While you can drink Maraschino by itself, it is best used mixed with other ingredients. One example is the Aviator Martini. What you’ll need: 2 oz Aviator Gin (which is on sale this week), 1 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, 1 oz lemon juice, 1 whole cherry. Fill a shaker with ice cubes, add all ingredients…. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with cherry. This Aviator martini will get you ready for take off.

Sambuca is an Italian anise-flavored liqueur. -Other spices such as elderflower, liquorice and others may also be included. While the other Italian liqueurs we have explored today are great mixers, this one is best served neat. Or on the rocks. It is also considered to go well with coffee. Whether you drink it after your coffee or add it directly, that is up to you..
 
 
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DON CICCIO
Limoncello

750 ml
LIST: $29.99
SALE: $24.99

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GALLIANO
Liqueur

375 ml and 750 ml
LIST: $23.99 - 36.99
SALE: $19.99 - 31.99

 

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LUXARDO Maraschino Liqueur
750 ml
LIST: $35.99
SALE: $30.99

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ROMANA
SAMBUCA 84@

750 ml
LIST: $27.99
SALE: $23.99

 

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