The Artimino 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 Artimino Grappa
40 ml Peach liqueur
20 ml Fresh Lemon Juice
20 ml Lemon Peel Instructions: Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Add lemon peel.
Cholate Truffle Martini Ingredients:
35 ml vodka
25 ml Artimino Grappa
20 ml white crème de cacao
Half tsp white truffle paste Instructions: Place the vodka, grappa, white crème de cacao and white truffle paste into a shaker. Shake then strain into a chilled martini glass.
Clover Ingredients: 30 ml Artimino Grappa
10 ml strawberry syrup
20 ml Fresh Lemon Juice
1 egg white
Ice cubes Instructions:
Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Add Ice cubes and Lemon.
Fellini Ingredients: 2 shots Artimino 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 Artimino 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 Artimino 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 Artimino 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 Artimino 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.
Grappatto Ingredients: 30 ml Artimino Grappa
10 ml liqueur Amaretto
1 Cherry for garnish Instructions:
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.