The Raise a Glass feature is published in several UK regional newspapers … this is the one in celebration of Amaretto Sour, inspired by a birthday. Oh, and I include a gin for good measure
I went for a meal with my friend for her birthday and we doubled up on the onion rings as a side.
Did you know, said the lovely waitress, that the burgers also come with onion rings?
That’ll be fine, we said. You can never have enough onion rings.
It was a lie, as indeed you can have enough onion rings.
Our Onion Ring Challenge (failed) needed a post-meal digestif.
And then, you know, you can never have enough Amaretto Sours.
What a night, two of my favourte things.
I’m told Adriatico roasts the Italian almonds before they are macerated and distilled. The final amaretto is blended with cinnamon, cocoa and coffee and a pinch of Adriatic sea salt is added.
I love it.
To make an Amaretto Sour …
… the team from Adriatico suggests this: Shake 50ml of Adriatico Roasted Amaretto, 50ml fresh lemon juice, 50ml fresh orange juice and one egg white. Then add ice and shake again. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with lemon zest.
I have an ex who hated almonds, which always meant more amaretto for me.
I’m on the look-out for someone who hates juniper, so I can have more gin.
When the weather was decidedly warm (did you notice?) a couple of gins kept me refreshed and chilled, including this one.
A simple super-fresh Martini?
Well, yes please. Martin Miller’s Gin teamed up with consultant bartender Danil Nevsky, and this is his take.
Pour 50ml of Martin Miller’s Summerful Gin and 15ml Fino Sherry over ice into a mixing glass. Stir well, until chilled and integrated, then strain into a cocktail glass. Add a sprig of rosemary.
First published in UK regional newspapers: See “About ” me