The perfect cocktail for the season

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The perfect cocktail for the season

Here are five winter drinks to warm up and make cocktail hour pleasant. Here are some delicious ideas to get you started.

 

Delicious and fun to drink 

The cold season is here; there is nothing better than curling up with a nice drink. These cocktails are delicious and fun to drink; they are also perfect for snuggling up on cold winter days. These are excellent cocktails to "sweeten" the winter and enjoy the colder evenings. 

 

Zabaione

This creamy drink served in dessert bowls, it is the traditional winter drink. Zabaione or zabaglione is made with egg yolks, sugar, and a sweet wine (Vin Santo or Marsala). You will need 3 large eggs, 3 tbs sugar, and 3 tbs dry Marsala or Vin Santo sweet wine. Beat the egg yolks, sugar and wine in a bowl. Heat this mixture over a saucepan of simmering water, whisking vigorously for about 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

 

Bombardino

It is an Italian eggnog cocktail made from an egg-based liqueur, brandy (like Vecchia Romagna), whipped cream, and cinnamon to taste.¬†Bombardino¬†was created in Lombardy in the North of Italy. Now it is popular in the Alps region. It is particularly popular in cities famous for ski facilities. The word "bombardino" means "little bomb." It seems that the first person sipping it, shouted: "Accidenti! √ą una bomba!" "Damn! It's a bomb!" Bombardino is served warm or cold in espresso cups. The process is very easy: warm the egg liqueur in a saucepan; when the egg liqueur is hot, add it to the brandy and stir. Top it with whipped cream and a sprinkling of cinnamon. You can choose Vov, Zabov, or Advocaat among the egg-based liqueurs. Vov is very popular in Italy. It was created in Padua in 1845 by chef Gian Battista Pezziol with egg yolks, Marsala wine, and alcohol.

 

Calimero

It is a version of Bombardino with coffee. You can prepare Calimero with one part Vov, one part espresso, and unsweetened cocoa powder to taste. How to make it? It is really very simple. Warm up the Vov, add the espresso, and garnish with whipped cream and a sprinkle of unsweetened cocoa powder.

 

Espresso Martini

It is the king of cocktails. In recent years, the Espresso Martini has experienced an extraordinary boom in the United States. It is an effortless drink to make. You have to pour vodka (2 ounces), coffee liqueur (1/2 ounce), a ristretto coffee, and a drop of sugar syrup into the shaker, shaking for one minute. Finally, pour into the chilled martini glass.

 

Vin Brulè

This winter drink is very trendy in the areas of northern Italy and the Italian Alps.¬†Vin Brul√®¬†- also known as¬†Gl√ľhwein¬†or¬†mulled wine¬†- is an alcoholic red wine drink flavored with spices and citrus peel. The ingredients vary depending on the region in which it is prepared.

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  • Donatella Mulvoni
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