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Alcoholic Cocktails with Grappa

 

Alcoholic Cocktails

   Grappa is a fragrant, clear, grape-based brandy of Italian origin made by distilling the debris left in the press after grapes have yielded up their precious juice. The debris is called pomace and consists of skins, seeds and dry pulp.
   The flavour of grappa, like that of wine, depends on the type and quality of the grape used as well the specifics of the distillation process. Grappa used to be known as a cheap, portable form of central heating for peasants in northern Italy, made by traveling distillers or by industrial outfits like Stock, the Trieste brandy manufacturer. Too often it was a cheap, ill-made product, an Italian version of white lightning.
   Grappa is a classic spirit. It is becoming the fashionable spirit to mix in a cocktail. Grappa is also the alternative digestive to cognac.
Boarding
Ingredients:
40 ml Grappa
40 ml Peach liqueur
20 ml Fresh Lemon Juice
1/4 Lemon
20 ml Lemon Peel
Instructions:
Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Add lemon peel.
Cholate Truffle Martini
Ingredients:
35 ml vodka
25 ml Grappa
20 ml white creme de cacao
Half tsp white truffle paste
Instructions:
Place the vodka, grappa, white creme de cacao and white truffle paste into a shaker. Shake then strain into a chilled martini glass.
Clover
Ingredients:

30 ml Grappa
10 ml strawberri syrup
20 ml Fresh Lemon Juice
1 egg white
1/4 Lemon
Ice cubes
Instructions:
Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Add Ice cubes and Lemon.
Fellini
Ingredients:

2 shots Grappa
1 shot Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 shot Sugar Syrup
Instructions:
Shake with Ice and strain into an Ice-filled Rocks Glass. Garnish with a slice of Lemon.
First Morning
Ingredients:
35 ml Moscato grappa
15 ml Cointreau
15 ml Amaretto
15 to 20 raisins
1 tsp caster sugar
1 shot of Espresso
Garnish  3 coffee beans
Instructions:

Place the raisins into a shaker with the sugar and gently muddle. Add the grappa, Cointreau, amaretto and espresso. Shake hard until the drink becomes frothy. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with three coffee beans. This should look like a frothy coffee.
Genoa Cocktail
Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz gin (4.5 cl, 3/8 gills)
3/4 oz sambuca (2 cl, 3/16 gills)
3/4 oz dry vermouth (2 cl, 3/16 gills)
3/4 oz grappa (2 cl, 3/16 gills)
Instructions:
Stir in mixing glass with ice and strain. Add olive. Serve in a cocktail glass.
Grappacino
Ingredients:

50 ml Grappa
10 ml Amaretto
10 ml sugar syrup
1 short, strong espresso
Instructions:
Pour all ingredients into a shaker, and then add the ice. Shake hard, and then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with 3 coffee beans, placed into the centre of the drinks surface and arranged into a flower petal formation.
Grappa Mojito
Ingredients:

30 ml Grappa
15 ml Fresh Lime Juice
15 ml Sugar Syrup
5-6 Mint Leaves
Tonic water
Instructions:
Muddle/ Crush the Mint Leaves and Sugar Syrup in the bottom of a Tall Glass. Add the Fresh Lime Juice and Grappa. Fill the Glass with Crushed Ice. Top the Glass with Tonic Water. Garnish with a Mint Sprig.
Grappa Strega
Ingredients:
1 oz Grappa Brandy
1 oz Strega Herbal Liqueur
1 tsp Lemon Juice
1 tsp Orange Juice
Instructions:
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
Grappatto
Ingredients:

30 ml Grappa
10 ml liqueur Amaretto
1 Cherry for garnish
Instructions:
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.
Grappemint
Ingredients:

40 ml Grappa
20 ml mint liqueur
1 Cherry for garnish
Instructions:
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.
Sunset over Venice
Ingredients:

30 g Jacopo Poli Sarpa di Poli (Grappa)
7 g Campari
60 g Fresh Orange Juice
60 g Ice cubes
Instructions:
Shake and strain into a cocktail glass.
 

Alcoholic Cocktails

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