Bloody Mary

Makes 2 cocktails INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon lime juice 2 tablespoons Ritrovo Selections Tomato Balsamic Vinegar 1 teaspoon Worchester sauce 1 teaspoon horseradish 1 teaspoon Fior di Maiella Spicy Bruschetta Salt 8 ounces vodka 16 ounces…Continue Reading

Pimm’s No. 1 Cup

The Pimm’s Cup started as a health drink in 1840s London. This gin-based digestif is bitter and herbaceous and makes a refreshing summer cocktail when mixed with ginger ale or lemonade. The Pimm’s Cup is…Continue Reading

Empress Rosemary Lemon Drop

Makes one cocktail, or a pitcher depending on the “part” used. Empress gin is a magical mixture of gin infused with herbs, citrus and butterfly pea blossoms which give it its vibrant violet color. It…Continue Reading

Homemade Tonic Water

This tonic makes a fabulous cocktail mixed with gin or vodka. It’s also wonderful mixed with sparkling water as a non-alcoholic aperitif. The cinchona bark and genetian root infuse a traditional bitterness, balanced nicely by the citrus, lavender, and cardamom.

Bourbon Sour “Poggi Style”

Ingredients: 2 ounces bourbon 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon Juice 1/2 ounce Ritrovo Selections Organic Apple Balsamic Vinegar 1/2 ounce pure maple syrup Dash black walnut bitters Directions: Pour all ingredients into an ice-filled cocktail shaker and…Continue Reading

Mini Blueberry Smash

Makes 2 mini cocktails Ingredients: 2 tablespoons Blueberry, Thyme and Raspberry Balsamic Shrub 2 ounce gin 1 ounce elderflower liqueur (like St. Germain) 3-4 ounces club soda fresh blueberries, for garnish thyme sprigs, for garnish slice of…Continue Reading

Keli’s Mini Mai Tai

Makes 2 cocktails Ingredients: 1 ounce coconut rum 2 ounces POG (Passion, Orange, Guava Juice) Dark Rum float Pineapple spear Directions: Pour coconut rum into an ice-filled cocktail glass, stir Pour 1/4 ounce of dark rum over…Continue Reading

Blueberry-Raspberry Shrub with Thyme

Ingredients: 1/2 pound fresh blueberries 1/2 pound fresh raspberries 5 sprigs fresh thyme 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup Ritrovo Selections Aged Balsamic Vinegar Directions: Macerate fruit and thyme in a glass bowl, mix in…Continue Reading

Portofino Sparkler

Ingredients: 1 part Lemon Rosemary Cocktail Elixir 3 parts Prosecco Lemon slice Directions: Pour the Lemon Rosemary Cocktail Elixir into champagne flutes, top with Prosecco and garnish with a slice of lemon.

Rosemary Lavender Lemon Cocktail Elixir

Ingredients: 4 Meyer lemons, peels and juice 2 cups sugar 1 cup water (more or less depending on how much juice is squeezed from the lemons.) 4 sprigs rosemary 5 sprigs lavender Directions: With a vegetable peeler,…Continue Reading