8 cl of Champagne wine
1 cl of DOM benedictine
1 dash of Angostura bitters
0,5 cl of gin
a sprig of mint
Pino is a new sparkling cocktail with an incredible, almost fortuitous, birth. But we know that many cocktails, such as Negroni Sbagliato, were born from errors and then became immortal.
The Pino cocktail is still very young but alive and kicking when it comes to the aperitif time: it is lively and fragrant, crisp and stylish in its aromatic boldness. In fact, as ingredients, we have used a full-bodied spumante metodo Classico (the Italian Champagne), which is flanked by a drop of gin and a reminder of Bénédictine to embellish the drink.
And it is Benedictine, this mythical amber elixir, to make the Pino cocktail scintillating and kaleidoscopic with its delicious scents ranging from saffron and honey to walnuts.
The result is a unique cocktail, is not a Spritz, is not so casual, but is more structured and complex.
One piece of advice: do not use Prosecco or a simple sparkling wine, but only Spumante Metodo Classico or Champagne, as body and minerality are the backbone of the cocktail, on which to build the scents symphony.
Pino cocktail ingredients
- 8 cl of spumante metodo classico or Champagne
- 1 cl Bénédictine
- 1 drop of Angostura
- 0.5 cl of gin
- slice of lime
- mint leaves to decorate
How to make the Pino cocktail
Fill a glass with ice and put into it a slice of lime.
Pour a drop of Angostura, Benedictine and gin.
Add 8 cl of Spumante Metodo Classico and a dash of soda to fill up the glass, put a straw and stir gently.
Decorate with a mint sprig and serve the cocktail.
Pairing cocktail Pino with food
The Pino drink is the protagonist of each brunch, party or elegant dinner. Here are some dishes to match: pasta with salmon and ginger, Buffalo wings, mixed paella, orange chicken, salt-crusted sea bass, Panzanella, spaghetti with clams, chicken tikka masala, Chicken Cacciatore, Vitello Tonnato, truffle risotto, pasta alla carbonara, paella mixta.