Sunday, December 09, 2007

A pleasant parcel

I have recently been lucky enough to receive - whisper it - a Grappa Handbook! I hardly believed such a thing existed but those wonderful people at Nardini have produced one and, trust me, it does justice to my favourite drink.

One of its aims is to help raise the profile of grappa and get it more recognition for the quality drink it is. Amen to that, I say.

Among the sections are some recipes with grappa and a list of grappa cocktails. Normally I would be against this kind of thing and yet, to tell the truth, they looked quite good. I may share some recipes in future. I am intrigued to find out just how many are drinkable and what quantity it might be possible to consume them in.

11 comments:

Nick said...

Your suspicion is understandable. Many grappas, especially the boutique varieties are really too fragrant for cocktail making. Best cocktails in the book:

Dale De Groff's 'Fiori di Grappa Ruta'; the 'Mandorla Sour'; 'Nardini Alexander'; 'Ivor'; 'Grapparinha' there are many other excellent recipes featuring the other Nardini products (largely aperitivi and liqueurs), which enjoy a grappa-base, but they're not grappa as such.

martinobhoy said...

And if you need a hand in the experimentation I'm more than willing to help.

ginkers said...

Nick

I will let you know my thoughts as soon as I get around to sampling.

Martino

I never doubted it for a minute. Shall we start next Thursday?

Brian said...

Sweet Jesus! a grappa cocktail, the only thing I ever mix with Grappa is falling over ........

martinobhoy said...

Ginkers - It's a date! In a manly, drinking grappa way of a date of course.

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