Italian perfume

20170516_121018Last we met we were serving up Great-aunt Helen’s zucchini casserole. The rules of our game here are that we follow food with drink. But what should we drink with a casserole? A lovely white wine would do the trick, but this is Cocktail U so a mixed drink we must have.

As we have many times before, we turn to our trusty 10,000 Drinks tome. The chapter entitled Wine-Based Cocktails sounded promising and amidst the many crazy drinks (Balla Balla, Balalaika Magika, Boston Bottle Rocket to name three), I found one that sounded quite lovely: Italian Perfume.20170516_121016-120170516_121009This cocktail passed my few-ingredient test by asking only for brandy, amaretto, and white wine — all already on my shelf. I didn’t even need to use a cocktail shaker – ingredients were simply poured over ice.20170516_120958If you think this sounds like a sweet drink, you are absolutely correct. But over enough ice, it mellowed nicely and I liked this drink very much. Should you want to pour one — with or without Zucchini Casserole on the table — it’s as easy as equal parts brandy and amaretto poured into an ice-filled wine glass, then finished with white wine. Cheers! 20170516_120907Hope to see you again as we continue our way through Helen’s recipe box and of course the promise of another libation.

14 thoughts on “Italian perfume

    • And cheers to you, my friend ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for being here. I wasn’t able to finish it as I was running the girls around so had it a few days later and darned if it didn’t taste even better after it had time to mellow. Thinking it would be great with carbonation.

    • look at me, leaving comments hanging there and not bothering to respond for nearly a year. I am that sort of diva blogger ๐Ÿ˜‰

      The platter was Helen’s, too ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Hey, Karen – my bad for taking nearly a year to respond!!! Always appreciate your comments and you stopping by. Yes to sangria, fruit or no ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hey, Gretchen. I see you’ve been disappearing, too. Hard to keep up with it all. Am embarrassed to have left your comment sitting here for almost a full year. Somehow a few of these got by me ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Appreciate your stopping by. Bet you are enjoying fun foods for sure!

    • Amen to that ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you are well. Somehow let your comment slip by me last June – sorry! And here we are looking at another June soon to be here. Yay yay yay to summer!! (but lol, you are in a different hemisphere, yes? – we are just now getting rid of snow, so maybe there is some overlap?)


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