The Spirit(s) World – Molinari Sambuca Extra, VOV & Limoncello cocktails

Visit Tuscany, Capri or Milan with sips of new cocktails from Molinari Sambuca Extra, Limoncello di Capri and VOV!

Tim Cooper creates Volada using VOV, a traditional Italian Zabajone Cream liqueur made from egg yolks, high quality Marsala wine, alcohol and pure vanilla from Madagascar. Created in 1845, VOV came about when confectioner and nougat specialist from Padua, Gian Battista Pezzol, was looking for a way to use leftover yolks from his nougat-making! He mixed them with Marsala, alcohol and sugar for an energy drink, popular at the time. It won a silver medal in  1856. VOV remained prevalent into the 20th century and is still made from the original recipe.


1.5 oz. VOV

1.5 oz. Pineapple juice

.75 oz. Unsweetened almond milk

2 dashes Angostura bitters (optional)

Freshly grated cinnamon

Place all ingredients into a mixing glass and stir with ice. Strain over new ice into a wine glass. Garnish with a pineapple slice & freshly grated cinnamon. This cocktail can also be blended for a frozen version.

Molinari Sambuca Extra is said to be the top-selling liqueur in Italy and the one that started it all. Anise-based, it is blended with wheat alcohol and sugar in a closely guarded, secret formula. Utilizing only ingredients of the utmost quality, Molinari takes pride in the purity and smooth flavor of the liqueur.  

Collins Molinari

2 oz. Molinari Sambuca Extra

1 oz. lemon juice

3 oz. sparkling water

2 oz. fresh cucumber

Muddle the cucumber in a mixing glass, add Molinari Sambuca Extra and the lemon juice. Shake well with ice and strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Top with sparkling water.

The #1 selling Limoncello in bars and restaurants in Italy, Limoncello di Capri is produced in small batches using only IGP certified lemons grown on the Island of Capri and in the Sorrento Peninsula. Limoncello di Capri says it is one of the few brands of Limoncello produced using only real lemons which are hand-picked then peeled and naturally infused over a four to six day period to create a naturally infused spirit without the addition of coloring, preservatives or additives. The producer says it controls the entire production process including farming, distillation and bottling, ensuring quality control from start to finish.

Capri Spritz

1 oz. Limoncello di Capri

5 oz. Prosecco wine or Champagne

Pour Limoncello di Capri in a flute or martini glass, top with Prosecco wine or Champagne.

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