Tintoretto: the cold weather cocktail

01/2017

Tintoretto: the cold weather cocktail

The Tintoretto cocktail is a variation of the Bellini and has a refreshing, thirst-quenching flavour. Characteristic of the town of Asolo (in the Province of Treviso), the drink is made with pomegranate juice, apple and our Spumante Extra Dry Collio. Our bartender recommends serving it in a flute. The name pays tribute to the Venetian painter Tintoretto, who was nicknamed “the furious” due to his energy. How do you make a Tintoretto cocktail? Here’s the recipe!

Ingredients
Pomegranate 
Apple juice 
Spumante Extra Dry Collio

Directions
Carefully choose a well-ripened pomegranate to avoid an astringent sensation in the mouth. Cut open the pomegranate, remove the seeds and juice them with a potato masher. Taste the juice – if it is astringent, add a single drop of  grenadine. Pour it into a well-chilled flute or Asti glass and top it off with Spumante Extra Dry Collio.