Sharon Reid

 

As we approach the last days of summer (sigh) I have enlisted the help of Salvatore Calabrese aka ‘The Maestro’ due to his mixing skills, Salvatore has created a trio of fresh summer drinks using his very own Liquore di Limone at Salvatore’s Bar in Mayfair (located at the corner of Brick Street and Old Park Lane).

Liquore di Limone was created by Salvatore in a bid to transport a bit of sunshine from his beloved Amalfi coast to  England. The liqueur contains lemons grown from Italian groves which are picked at their optimum, during the first week of June, and then slowly macerated for five weeks in a fine Cognac – there are no artificial colourings or flavourings. The result is a fine lemon yellow liqueur with a delicate fresh lemon zest and flavours heightened by brisk acidity and a classy hit of fine spirit.image

In the first of a three week series featuring Salvatore’s legendary cocktails, try making these delicious drinks for yourself  by following Salvatore’s recipes. This week’s featured cocktail is Salvatore’s self -named Little Tasty Italian……“I have named this drink after myself. I’m told I’m tasty, and, OK, I admit it, I’m on the short side!!” image

Ingredients:

40ml Vodka

20ml Salvatore’s Liqoure di Limone

Dash of Salvatore bitters

10ml Monin Honey Syrup

25ml Fresh Lemon Juice

Dash of egg white

For the Liquorice Foam:

400 ml Strong liquorice tea

150 ml Gomme syrup

100 ml Egg white

Charge with two cream cartridges in a cream syphon, shake well, and refrigerate the siphon for a few hours before use.

Method:

Combine the ingredients in a shaker filled with ice and shake.

Strain into a small chilled coupe.

Discharge a layer of liquorice foam from the siphon on top of the drink.

Garnish with a twist of lemon zest.

 

Enjoy!

 

Remember to always drink responsibly.