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.
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!!”
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.
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.
Remember to always drink responsibly.