The Abruzzo Fashioned is a cocktail that doesn’t joke at all. It is like this region: rocky, rugged, grumpy, but generous, rich, sunny even though the woods of the Maiella are dark. In Abruzzo, you will find everything: sea and mountains, fire and ice, dragons and Marsican bear, but what is not lacking are two spirits that have accompanied man since the first Abruzzese hominid appeared at the foot of Gran Sasso: gentian grappa and Ratafia.
Gentian grappa is bitter and aromatic, intense, almost balsamic. Ratafia is the liqueur made with sour cherries macerated in Montepulciano wine, a masterpiece of sweetness and meaty delicacy. So we combined them with a peaty whiskey to make a cocktail in honor of Abruzzo, a classic twist of the Old Fashioned, where sweetness and bitter flavors dance on the razor of the Scotch smoke.
Ingredients and doses to make the Abruzzo Fashioned cocktail
4 cl of peaty whisky
1 cl of Ratafia
1 cl of gentian grappa
How to make the Abruzzo Fashioned cocktail
Put the whiskey, the Ratafia and the gentian grappa in a mixing glass, add some ice, mix and then pour into an old-fashioned glass, where you will have put a single piece of ice. Squeeze over the peel of an orange and savor a sip of Abruzzo.