CHAMBORD COFFEE
Jennifer Nevins on 10/01/2020

CHAMBORD COFFEE

This is a delicious liquor infused coffee drink, which is very satisfying on a cold winter night. Your favorite liquors can be substituted based upon your preference. I serve this drink in a decorative glass coffee mug.

SORBET SHOTS
Jennifer Nevins on 08/01/2020

SORBET SHOTS

This is one of the easiest dessert cordials to prepare. Just scoop in desired sorbet flavors, and top with a matching liquer (ie. Lemon Sorbet, Limoncello). Serve in small shot glasses on top of shaved ice for a beautiful presentation. This recipe was adapted from a Sandra Lee, Food Network program. Enjoy!

APEROL SPRITZ
Jennifer Nevins on 08/01/2020

APEROL SPRITZ

The Aperol Spritz is the most widely consumed aperitivo in Italy. This is the traditional Italian cocktail which you must try!

WHITE SANGRIA
Jennifer Nevins on 06/01/2020

WHITE SANGRIA

This white wine sangria is a nice alternative to the red sangria. I often make this sangria during the summer months, when you can showcase a variety of seasonal fresh fruit. Feel free to modify this recipe based upon your preference. Serve with ice and additional fruit for garnish.

AMARETTO COFFEE
Jennifer Nevins on 01/01/2020

AMARETTO COFFEE

This recipe adds the delicious flavors of Amaretto to the coffee, highlighting the flavor by rimming the serving glass with crushed Amaretti cookies.

CRANBERRY LIME VODKA LIQUEUR
Jennifer Nevins on 11/01/2019

CRANBERRY LIME VODKA LIQUEUR

I saw this vodka liqueur in a picture on Pinterest and thought it was perfect to enjoy during the Thanksgiving holidays (or any time of year!!). This is the basis for the cranberry martini, found in the Aperitivi Section of this book.

WALNUT LIQUEUR
Jennifer Nevins on 10/01/2019

WALNUT LIQUEUR

This is another delicious liqueur that’s often enjoyed after dinner. This is fun to serve during holiday parties.

PUMPKIN PIE MARTINI
Jennifer Nevins on 10/01/2019

PUMPKIN PIE MARTINI

I always like to incorporate something seasonal into my menu. A spiced pumpkin soup or butternut squash is perfect during the beautiful autumn weather.

SICILIAN SANGRIA
Jennifer Nevins on 09/01/2019

SICILIAN SANGRIA

This is a delicious option, combining Italian red wine with Cointreau and fresh blood oranges.

PROSECCO WITH STRAWBERRIES & LEMON
Jennifer Nevins on 09/01/2019

PROSECCO WITH STRAWBERRIES & LEMON

I have tried many different combinations of drinks that incorporate Prosecco (Italian Champagne). This combination of fruit with the champagne is really delicious. I often make this in the summer, when strawberries are in season. Feel free to modify to incorporate different fruit combinations that you prefer. This recipe was adapted from the yumsugar.com website.

PINEAPPLE BASIL MARTINI
Jennifer Nevins on 08/01/2019

PINEAPPLE BASIL MARTINI

This cocktail is delicious, combining fresh pineapple with basil infused simple syrup and tequila.

WHITE SANGRIA
Jennifer Nevins on 08/01/2019

WHITE SANGRIA

This white wine sangria is a nice alternative to the red sangria. I often make this sangria during the summer months, when you can showcase a variety of seasonal fresh fruit. Feel free to modify this recipe based upon your preference. Serve with ice and additional fruit for garnish.

LIMONCELLO BERRY SANGRIA
Jennifer Nevins on 07/02/2019

LIMONCELLO BERRY SANGRIA

This Sangria is also delicious in the summer, when berries are plentiful. The addition of Limoncello adds a nice, bright flavor to the Sangria.

PEACH SANGRIA
Jennifer Nevins on 07/01/2019

PEACH SANGRIA

I make different types of Sangria throughout the year. Peach Sangria is a perfect cocktail to enjoy during the summer, when peaches are ripe and plentiful.

JOLLY RANCHER VODKA
Jennifer Nevins on 03/01/2019

JOLLY RANCHER VODKA

This was another recipe inspired by pictures from the Pinterest site. This is so easy to make….and fun. I tied the Jolly Rancher candies to each jar to remind myself of the flavors.

HAZELNUT LIQUEUR COFFEE
Jennifer Nevins on 01/01/2019

HAZELNUT LIQUEUR COFFEE

The Frangelico liqueur gives the strong brewed coffee a real “kick”.

APPLE CIDER COCKTAIL
Jennifer Nevins on 11/01/2018

APPLE CIDER COCKTAIL

This apple cider cocktail is delicious, and perfect to serve during the fall. Serve with plenty of ice, and garnish with a slice of apple and cinnamon stick.

RASPBERRY LIMONCELLO DROP
Jennifer Nevins on 09/04/2018

RASPBERRY LIMONCELLO DROP

This is one of my personal favorites. The combination of Raspberry Vodka and Limoncello is a natural. Garnish with fresh raspberries for a beautiful presentation.

BAILEY'S ICE CREAM SHOTS
Jennifer Nevins on 06/05/2018

BAILEY'S ICE CREAM SHOTS

Similar to the sorbet shots, this is an extremely easy dessert cordial to prepare. I like to serve this small dessert in espresso coffee cups for the best impact. Just scoop in Bailey’s ice cream, and cover with Bailey’s liquor. Coffee ice cream can easily be substituted.

TIZIANO BELLINI
Jennifer Nevins on 05/08/2018

TIZIANO BELLINI

The Tiziano Bellini is a famous aperitivo with a grape juice base. The bellini has a “mojito” flair with the addition of chopped mint leaves.

GRAPPA WITH BASIL, SUGAR & LEMONS
Jennifer Nevins on 04/03/2018

GRAPPA WITH BASIL, SUGAR & LEMONS

This recipe couldn’t be simpler......just mix ingredients in a large glass jar and freeze (I replace the grappa with vodka when making it at home). We enjoyed this grappa in a beautiful Trattoria in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. The liqueur was served with a ladle into decorative glasses. How fun!

FENNEL LIQUEUR
Jennifer Nevins on 04/01/2018

FENNEL LIQUEUR

We enjoyed this liqueur in Assisi, Italy during our cooking class. It was incredibly tasty and so easy to make.

BLACKBERRY SANGRIA
Jennifer Nevins on 03/01/2018

BLACKBERRY SANGRIA

This is a delicious alternative to the traditional red wine sangria. If you can’t find the Blackberry Syrup, just simmer 1 cup of blackberries with ¼ cup of sugar and let cool.

TRADITIONAL PROSECCO PEACH BELLINI
Jennifer Nevins on 01/09/2018

TRADITIONAL PROSECCO PEACH BELLINI

This Traditional Peach Bellini was made famous at Harry’s Bar in Venice. It has a pink tone because raspberries are added to the peaches to make a delicious puree. Top with your favorite Prosecco for a refreshing aperitivo! (Prosecco is an Italian Sparking White Wine)