Naturally sweetened by the careful and diligent work of honey bees, honey offers us a peek into the many wonders of our natural world. Flavored with the vibrant taste of lemon blossom, clover, pine or any myriad of flowers, it can be hard to believe that the powerful flavors in assorted honeys derives simply from the bee's preferred pollens or nectars and not from manmade essential oils or additives.
Crunchy, fresh and invigorating, it's nearly impossible to think about cucumbers without instantly craving a bite of one. Brought to Italy in the 8th century, they quickly became a staple in Italian vegetable gardens. Shaved into salads, juiced into a cocktail, or pureed into a soup, there are endless possibilities for how to incorporate the cooling vegetable into your diet.
Sweet, vegetal, and aromatic, fresh wild fennel offers a vibrant yet delicate expression of anise that is beloved by many. Native to the Mediterranean basin, fennel is expressed in regional cuisine through a myriad of mediums. Cold-pressed into fresh, light juice, fennel adds a deliciously botanical quality to this cocktail.
Shag carpets, shades of browns and mustards, flared pants, and the soulful sound of Al Green singing "Let's Stay Together" flash through your head with the first whiff of nutty-sweet Amaretto liquor. Gaining its flavor from almonds, apricot or peach pits, the delightful spirit has been a popular addition to cocktails in the US since it first appeared on the scene in the 1960s. We've put together some of our favorite cocktails to make with Amaretto.
Silky, aromatic, sweet and of course bitter, every Amaro varies greatly depending on the secret inclusions used to flavor them. Artisanally crafted, Amaro starts with a baseline of alcohol enhanced by florals, spices, citrus, barks, or herbs, to deliver a unique and nuanced expression of tastes, and is finished with sugar before aging. With the beautifully herbal and aromatic qualities of our Pine Hone, this Amaro Sour is balanced and fresh.
Whether you spend your winters working through your reading list, or live for days spent outside in the snow, colder temperatures always call for fare that warms from the inside out. Stir up this bright and botanical toddy for a delicious taste of sunshine this winter.
While many traditional cocktails lend towards sweet, sour, and bitter, we love a savory cocktail, especially in the winter. Using our fiery Arrabbiata Marinara, we've perfected a delicious Bloody Sicilian with a kick, and we've made our Martini extra dirty with addition of our earthy and salty Green Olive Tapenade. Salute!