Amaro Amore

Reproduced Courtesy of NESCAFE and Curated by Alie & Georgia
Serves 1

Amaro AmoreAlie & Georgia say: Amaros are Italian herbal liqueurs, rich and syrupy, bitter and sweet with deep herbaceous aromas. We made this stirred drink and it turned out to be a perfect balance between the snap of the rye in the whiskey, the herbal sweet notes from the amaro. The slightly bitter and chocolaty espresso marries those flavors together, cuts the sweetness and gives it complexity. And Luxardo cherries are maraschino sophisticated older sister, so make sure you use these classy, dark red berries instead of the garish red ones you see at dive bars. This cocktail would be perfect for sitting in a leather club chair after dinner, talking about your guests’ world travels. Or the latest Real Housewives episode.

Amaro Amore
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 oz. Rye or bourbon
  • ¾ oz. Averna amaro
  • ½ oz. Espresso, chilled
Instructions
  1. Add first three ingredients to a tall glass or shaker.
  2. Add ice.
  3. Stir with a long spoon (don't shake) and strain into an up glass.
  4. Garnish with one Luxardo cherry

 

 

Carajillo 43

Reproduced Courtesy of NESCAFE and Curated by Alie & Georgia
Serves 1

Alie & Georgia say: Simple but delicious. That’s why we love this one. Licor 43 is sweet and has wonderful vanilla notes, making it a great complement to so many cocktails. This makes a great after-dinner drink.

Carajillo 43
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 oz Licor 43
  • 3 oz Espresso, chilled
Instructions
  1. Pour ingredients in a glass over ice and serve.
  2. Pretend it was harder to make.

 

Orange You Glad It’s Got Tequila?

Reproduced Courtesy of NESCAFE and Curated by Alie & Georgia
Serves 1

Alie & Georgia say: The reposado tequila gives this cocktail some oaky depth, but the orange liqueur lends brightness and sweetness. The espresso has a smoky complexity and when stirred over ice and garnished with an orange peel, you have a rich and sophisticated sipper.

Orange You Glad It's Got Tequila?
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 oz. Reposado tequila
  • ¾ oz. Orange liqueur
  • ¾ oz. Espresso, chilled
Instructions
  1. Add all the ingredients to a tall glass or a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add ice.
  3. Stir with a long spoon (don't shake) for 30 seconds to a minute, and strain into an up glass.
  4. Garnish with a strip of orange peel, spiraled inside the glass.

 

Limoncello Iced Latte

Reproduced Courtesy of NESCAFE and Curated by Alie & Georgia
Serves 1

Alie & Georgia say: This playful cocktail brings that sweet tartness of limoncello together with coffee and trust us: your Sunday brunches just went next-level delicious.

Limoncello Iced Latte
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 oz Grand Marnier
  • 1 oz Villa Massa Limoncello
  • 2-1/2 oz coffee
  • Splash of cream
  • Whipped cream
Instructions
  1. Pour Limoncello and Grand Marnier into glass coffee cup or mug, over ice.
  2. Top with coffee and cream, stir well.
  3. Garnish with whipped cream -- because you deserve it.

 

Review: Enriquez Estate Wines

#PetalumaMade Disclosure

A view of the vineyard at Enriquez Estate WinesThroughout the day on our #PetalumaMade tour, we were accompanied by local winemaker Cecilia Enriquez, who helped our fearless leader Kristi Trimmer to organize this whole event.  Cecilia was fun, knowledgeable, and a general joy to hang out with.  Her’s is an amazing story, which she outlines on her website so I won’t bore you with it here, just go read it.  Basically, she knew nothing about wine just a few years ago and now, at 27, she’s president and owner of Enriquez Estate Wines.

Vineyard at Enriquez Estate WinesBefore we even tasted the wines, we saw the property – a gorgeous expanse of land that was more than welcoming in the late afternoon sun after a long day of wine tasting.  We sat outside for a bit before she invited us into her home to taste her unique wines paired with farmstead cheeses.  She had also invited Donna Pacheco from Achadinha Cheese Company to pair her wines with some of their farmstead cheese.

Paired cheese from Achadinha Cheese CompanyWe started with the very crisp white wine called Brisa, which is a white blend with Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat, & Chardonnay grapes.  It’s aged in stainless steel barrels so it’s crisper without any oak tones, which I quite enjoy.  We moved on to her Rosé made entirely from Tempranillo grapes, which I’d never even heard of before let alone tried.  It was a very different flavor, but I quite liked it.  We moved on to their signature Tempranillo and then to their very limited Family Reserve Pinot Noir.  Of all four, I was quite taken by the Rosé and enjoyed it the most.

Grapes on the vine at Enriquez Estate WinesOur group loved just hanging around Cecilia’s home and her yard with her cute dogs, and could have easily stayed there long into the evening just enjoying the breeze and sunshine with our wine, but we had a scheduled dinner to rush off to.  It was a fantastic way to end the day, and I highly recommend anyone to make an appointment with Cecilia to taste her fantastic wines and give her pups some love for me!

Family owned and operated, estate grown, ultra-premium, limited production boutique winery located in Petaluma, Sonoma County – the gateway into wine country.

Her tastings are by appointment only since she’s graciously inviting you into her home, so if you’re interested, please email Cecilia Enriquez, the President & Owner, to schedule a tasting appointment!

Check out Enriquez Estate Wines and like them on Facebook!  You can also follow them on Instagram or Twitter.

3062 Old Adobe Rd
Petaluma, CA 94954
707-347-9719
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