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04 October 2013

5 Disaronno Autumn-Themed Cocktails


Disaronno, one of my important liqueur bottles in the cupboard, gets the spotlight in this post. I like using it in preparing desserts or mixing with cocktails. Remember the Chinotto and Disaronno Cocktail that I created after the food & wine press tour I went to? I came home with a fresh mind full of vibrant ideas in creating new flavors. I loved that drink! It's so refreshing. 

Since this post is about summer to autumn transitional flavors to guide our palettes, you will enjoy every single cocktail recipe here. I came up with a rich, dark chocolate cocktail drink simply mixed with the almond-flavor of Disaronno and it was spectacular! Then there are these amazing dessert cocktail drinks of tiramisù, egg nog, apple cobbler and Disaronno smash, all created by the people behind Disaronno itself to give us ideas on how to enjoy the amaretto liqueur more. Just the smell will make you want to eat what you are drinking. That's what's special about Disaronno. Its almond scent is a distressing perfume to our senses. Why distressing? Because it's hard to put it down and stop smelling and tasting!

So let's hit autumn with these five cocktail drinks to try. If we have autumn food, we can also have the seasonal cocktails to welcome the new season! You'll love them! 

Cin cin!


 
Disaronno Dark Chocolate Cocktail 
Author: Apron and Sneakers

Ingredients:
Yields 1 serving
  • 2.6 ounces (75 grams) dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) milk
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (adjust sweetness)
  • 1 ounce Disaronno
  • Lots of ice
Directions:
  1. Melt the chocolate in a microwave or water bath.
  2. In a blender, mix the melted chocolate, milk, water, sugar, Disaronno and ice.
  3. Serve immediately.


Tiramisù
Author: Disaronno

Ingredients:
Yields 1 serving
  • 1 ounce of Disaronno
  • 1 ounce of Tia Maria
  • 1 ounce of Vanilla Vodka
  • 1/2 ounce of half and half
Directions:
  1. Add all ingredients into mixing glass. 
  2. Shake for 15 seconds. 
  3. Strain into a cocktail glass. 
  4. Garnish with dusted cocoa. 


Disaronno Smash
Author: Disaronno

Ingredients: 
Yields 1 serving
  • 6 to 10 mint leaves
  • 1 ounce of Bacardi 8
  • 1 ounce of Disaronno
  • 1 bar spoon of maple syrup (grade A or B)
  • 2 lemon wedges
Directions:
  1. Muddle mint and lemon wedges and add the rest of the ingredients to your shaker. 
  2. Add ice, shake and strain over fresh ice. 
  3. Garnish with mint bouquet and fresh grated nutmeg.


Egg Nog
Author: Disaronno
Ingredients: 
Yields 1 serving
  • 2 parts Disaronno
  • 1 part of Bacardi, OakHeart, Rum or Seven Tiki Rum
  • 1 part half and half
  • 1 whole egg
Directions:
  1. Shake the ingredients with ice. 
  2. Strain into a highball glass.
  3. Top with fresh nutmeg.

 
Apple Cobbler
Author: Disaronno
Ingredients: 
Yields 1 serving
  • 2 parts Disaronno
  • 1 part cranberry juice
  • 1 part apple juice
  • 1/4 part fresh lemon juice
Directions:
  1. Mix all ingredients over ice in a rocks glass. 
  2. Garnish with an apple slice.