Citrus grappa, strega liquori, fresh lemon, prosecco
Our French 75, Italian style
Grappa is a type of italian brandy distilled from pomace wine which is made from grapes or olives (How Italian) and strega is an herbal liqueur with a slightly sweet flavor.
Not all of us can afford to have a liquor cabinet that is quite as stocked as a place like Locanda Verde, but if you're anything like me, you have a few staples. I would make it like this:
-2 oz. cognac
-1/2 oz. simple syrup
-1/2 oz. lemon juice
-fill with champagne in a champagne glass
If you're looking for a nice brunch cocktail and want a little change of pace from your standard mimosa then this might just do the trick. Heather's only regret is that she ordered it as a pre-dinner cocktail...and that nobody slapped the drink out of her hand. Oh well, next time.