Blush Loves…Christmas Cocktails by the House of Peroni

Mondays can be depressing, so why not plan where you’re going to for that much-needed humpday drink?

If you’re in London, I’d thoroughly recommend the House of Peroni.  Somehow managing to stay tucked away on Brick Lane, House of Peroni, provides much needed relief from the Spitafields’ mayhem, (or, in my case, somewhere to go to console yourself, after yet another Absolute Vintage binge.)

If you’re not in London, or are entertaining over the party season wow your guests with some festive inspired cocktail recipes from the House itself. Created by Simone Caporale, the mixologist at The Artesian Bar at The Langham Hotel (one of my favourite Central London spots and home to the best spa in London) receipes really don’t get more impressive than this.

I was invited down with a few friends to sample the following, and I have to say that the winter garden and madre bianchi were the night’s winners by a mile. 

Good luck! x

Negroni Autumno

Peroni Negroni Autunno

The classic Negroni with a new blend of aperitivo inspired by the Italian kitchen; the very ‘heart of the home’. Peroni Nastro Azzurro is infused with soft citrus notes in a bitter sweet serve which can be enjoyed by all, from one home to the next.

Flavour profile: Mandarin-hops-orange bitter-spiced vermouth

40 ml Peroni Nastro Azzurro

40 ml Campari

40 ml Martini Rosso

20 ml Mandarin juice

Garnish: Overnight dried “bresaola” or veggie crisp and olive “nocellara” affixed using a clear pick, wooden peg or wooden bamboo holder)

Ice: Regular ice cubes – 1 large single cube

Glassware: Short tumbler / rock glass

Instructions: Pour all ingredients straight into a rock glass, starting with the Peroni Nastro Azzurro, folllowed by the Martini Rosso, Campari and then mandarin juice. Mix well with a stirrer and garnish

Winter Garden

Peroni Winter Garden

Inspired by al fresco autumn gardens, a citrus twist on an iconic warm, winter mulled drink brings a warm embrace to The Residency. Citrus ingredients reflect the harvest of fruit in the garden surrounded by seasonal floral aromas.

Flavour profile: Peroni, pear, apple, cinnamon, chamomile pink grapefruit

50ml Peroni Nastro Azzurro

40ml Brandy

20ml Falernum

15ml Lemon

40ml Apple

5ml Sugar

Garnish: “Cantuccini” italian iconic biscotti placed horizontally on the rim

Glassware: Clay Handled serve

Instructions: Place all ingredients in a pan and mix well, before heating gently until warm to taste. For added flavour and garnish, include diced apples and pears

Madre Bianchi

Peroni Madre Bianchi

Inspired by the pristine whites which La Madre takes great pride and joy in. The blend of the fresh blossom and woodland notes resembles that of the fresh smell of clean linen drying in the warm, autumnal breeze. The added Peroni Nastro Azzurro gives this sensual drink a perfectly crisp finish. 

Ingredients:

40ml Peroni Nastro Azzurro

15ml Bergamot & yuzu juice

40ml Vodka

4 fresh Coriander leaves

15ml Cypress tree syrup

Garnish: Fresh coriander leaf, offer the option to add a spicy kick by adding drops of chilli extract

Ice: Regular ice cubes – 1 large single cube

Glassware: Short rock glass

Instructions: Mix all ingredients, aside from the coriander leaves, in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously and then add Peroni Nastro Azzurro to the mix. Stir and then strain into glass

Capotavola

Peroni CapotavolawithBottle-NEW

Presenting a refreshing hops twist to the iconic Old Fashioned characterized by smooth, round and masculine flavours. Inspired by the traditional Italian family man who holds a strong place at the head of the table. This should be savoured at the end of the evening, enjoying the quieter moments as the day draws to an end.

Ingredients:

40ml Peroni Nastro Azzurro

50ml Bourbon

5ml Sugar syrup

2 dashes of angostura bitter

Garnish: Glazed cherry

Ice drink : Single ice cube

Glassware: Short rock glass

Instructions: Bourbon, sugar syrup and angostura bitters stirred on ice within a shaker.  Pour over ice, top with cold Peroni Nastro Azzurro and garnish with a single cherry

Jamila x

BIRCHBOX UK

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Jamilatsj

Fashion Journalist and Beauty Blogger from London

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