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DharMag March 2016 Chinotto Sour cocktail recipe: the Italian version of the legendary Whiskey Sour

Chinotto sour cocktail recipe, new Italian cocktail recipes, drink with Chinotto The cocktail of the day flows from a bottle of Chinotto. A legendary drink of the past, produced from Citrus Myrtifolia, commonly known as Chinotto, a type of citrus similar to orange, just more bitter.

Its taste is delicate, almost spicy and if you love cocktails is like manna from heaven, you could create a ton of new drinks with a simple, delicious ingredient.

Cocktail with Chinotto, honey and whiskey, with recipes Chinotto cocktail recipe It admirably replaces coke and other industrial beverages, indeed it outclasses any cokes and gives to your cocktails a heavenly profusion of aromas and a bitter twist that refreshes and leaves the palate clean. But it is the combination with bourbon whiskey the real revelation, with that entangling caramel notes that tease and invite to drink.

We will simply call this new cocktail Chinotto Sour, don’t worry, the lack of imagination is balanced by the wonderful flavor of this drink.

Just to change the cards on the table, instead of sugar we opted for eucalyptus honey, which gives the cocktail a wonderful, balsamic fragrance, so try to find it.

Chinotto Sour ingredients

  • 4.5 cl bourbon whiskey
  • 1 cl lemon juice
  • 1 cl of eucalyptus honey
  • 3 cl chinotto
  • 2 mint leaves
  • ice
  • orange slice for garnish

How to make the Chinotto Sour cocktail

Squeeze the lemon and strain the juice.

Put honey, lemon juice, whiskey and mint in an ice-filled shaker and shake for 30 seconds to properly dissolve the honey.

Cocktail with whiskey honey and Chinotto, cocktail sour, Italian long drink Pour into an old fashioned with some ice, fill with Chinotto and decorate with a slice of orange and, if you want, a mint sprig.

If you want a lighter drink, double the amount of Chinotto and enjoy a unique long drink.

Chinotto Sour food pairings

Fish, white meat and spicy food: sandwiches, paella, spicy chicken wings in bbq, chicken fajitas, chicken curry, chicken tandoori, yeah as long as it’s chicken it’s ok.

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