Spiritosi "Grappa Spritz" Shrub Mix
Courtesy of Glenn Greenwood, Ritrovo Italian Regional Foods LLC Seattle, Washington
2 Jiggers Spiritosi Syrup
1 Jigger Grappa
2 Jiggers Red Vermouth
1 Jigger Aperol Liquer
3 -4 sprigs Rosemary
Orange peel for garnish
Spiritosi Amarena cherries
Sparkling or tonic water
The grappa shrub should be prepared well ahead of time, and can be kept in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
To prepare the shrub:
Add the first four ingredients to a mixing jar, combine well, and then add a sprig of rosemary. Cover and allow to stand at least all day, or overnight.
To prepare the Spritz:
Put a handful of ice into a medium wine glass. Add in one jigger of the shrub. Top up with sparkling or tonic water and stir gently to mix.
Garnish with a skewer of orange peel and Amarena cherries, and a short sprig of rosemary.