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Apertivo Frutta e Grappa

Apertivo Frutta e Grappa 1.000

Julia Ewan - The Washington Post

May 27, 2009

This unique and refreshing cocktail proves grappa doesn't always have to be an after-dinner spirit. Created by famed mixologist Dale DeGroff, it calls for Ramazzotti, one of the lighter and more approachable Italian amari.

Always use fresh citrus juices; Spirits columnist Jason Wilson recommends white grapefruit juice, which is slightly less sweet and looks nicer in this drink.


Servings: 1
Ingredients
  • 2 or 3 ice cubes
  • 3/4 ounce grappa
  • 3/4 ounce Ramazzotti Amaro
  • 1 1/2 ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, preferably from white grapefruit
  • 1 1/2 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
  • Whole nutmeg, for grating
  • Twist of orange peel, for garnish

Directions

Place the ice cubes in an old-fashioned glass, then add the grappa, Ramazzotti Amaro and the grapefruit and orange juices. Stir well. Grate a light dusting of nutmeg on top, then garnish with the orange peel.


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Adapted from "The Grappa Handbook," by Marcin Miller (Quercus Communications, 2008).

Tested by Michael Taylor.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 141


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 1mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates: 21g 7%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 16g

Protein: 1g


*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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