Congratulations are in order for Natalie Jacob of Dutch Kills Bar in NYC, winner of ShakeStir’s March Flash Competition! Natalie’s winning cocktail was The Triple Crown.  “Refreshing flavors of red grapefruit mix well with the bitter sweetness of Averna Amaro. Spice, orange, and honey notes from the bourbon come together with lemon and the rest of of these ingredients to give you a well balanced and pleasant sipper.”

The Triple Crown

Servings: 1

Inspiration: Inspired from several amaro cocktails, I wanted to play up the citrusy notes in all of these spirits to come up with something both bittersweet and bright. Also inspired by the bourbon and grapefruit in a Brown Derby cocktail, “Pamplemousse” was a thoroughbred racing horse, and I named the drink after a race he contended for.

Glass Type: Coupe

Flavor: Aromatic

Color: Brown

Ingredients

1.0 oz Spring 44 Bourbon
0.75 oz Averna Amaro
0.75 oz Combier Pamplemousse Rose Liqueur 
0.75 lemon juice

Method

Combine all ingredients in a tin, shake, strain, serve up in a coupe.

Quotes from the Judges

"I think this was the best collection of drinks I’ve tasted in any competition so far!  Lots of spring inspiration, clearly we are all totally over winter. Great job by Natalie in reworking the Brown Derby, I thought her cocktail was delicious, and it just edged out two others that were in the running up till the last second. You might say: it was  the Triple Crown by a nose." - Andy Seymour

 

"I am so happy about this month’s entries, the New York Shakestir community continues to come up with awesome drinks every month. I’m happy for Natalie—her Triple Crown was really balanced and used this month’s ingredients smartly to create a tasty cocktail." - Lulu Martinez

"This was the second time I was asked to judge the flash competition and the drinks this time were even better. I think it’s interesting that all of the judges gave at least some credit to the winning cocktail for the name and inspiration for the drink. Natalie did a great job of thinking through all the aspects of this one- and the drink was really good. Great job!" - Jason Littrell

Congratulations are in order for Natalie Jacob of Dutch Kills Bar in NYC, winner of ShakeStir’s March Flash Competition! Natalie’s winning cocktail was The Triple Crown.

“Refreshing flavors of red grapefruit mix well with the bitter sweetness of Averna Amaro. Spice, orange, and honey notes from the bourbon come together with lemon and the rest of of these ingredients to give you a well balanced and pleasant sipper.”

The Triple Crown

Servings: 1

Inspiration: Inspired from several amaro cocktails, I wanted to play up the citrusy notes in all of these spirits to come up with something both bittersweet and bright. Also inspired by the bourbon and grapefruit in a Brown Derby cocktail, “Pamplemousse” was a thoroughbred racing horse, and I named the drink after a race he contended for.

Glass Type: Coupe

Flavor: Aromatic

Color: Brown

Ingredients

  • 1.0 oz Spring 44 Bourbon
  • 0.75 oz Averna Amaro
  • 0.75 oz Combier Pamplemousse Rose Liqueur 
  • 0.75 lemon juice

Method

Combine all ingredients in a tin, shake, strain, serve up in a coupe.


Quotes from the Judges

"I think this was the best collection of drinks I’ve tasted in any competition so far!  Lots of spring inspiration, clearly we are all totally over winter. Great job by Natalie in reworking the Brown Derby, I thought her cocktail was delicious, and it just edged out two others that were in the running up till the last second. You might say: it was  the Triple Crown by a nose." - Andy Seymour

 

"I am so happy about this month’s entries, the New York Shakestir community continues to come up with awesome drinks every month. I’m happy for Natalie—her Triple Crown was really balanced and used this month’s ingredients smartly to create a tasty cocktail." - Lulu Martinez


"This was the second time I was asked to judge the flash competition and the drinks this time were even better. I think it’s interesting that all of the judges gave at least some credit to the winning cocktail for the name and inspiration for the drink. Natalie did a great job of thinking through all the aspects of this one- and the drink was really good. Great job!" - Jason Littrell

Spring is officially in the air - time for a Vertigo! 
2 oz. Averna
½ oz. lemon juice
Ginger beerBuild cocktail in a highball glass and top with ginger beer. Garnish with a lemon wheel. 
BY DUGGAN MCDONNELL

Spring is officially in the air - time for a Vertigo!

2 oz. Averna

½ oz. lemon juice

Ginger beer

Build cocktail in a highball glass and top with ginger beer. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

BY DUGGAN MCDONNELL

One of our friends catches us on the way to Thirst Boston!

One of our friends catches us on the way to Thirst Boston!

Now that is a feline with some fine taste in drinks!

Now that is a feline with some fine taste in drinks!

Capital Trade Show in Philly

Capital Trade Show in Philly

Averna at the Indie Spirits Pavilion in Boston yesterday.
#averna #amaro #boston #CandVspirits

Averna at the Indie Spirits Pavilion in Boston yesterday.

#averna #amaro #boston #CandVspirits

Averna window display at Di Palo’s in Little Italy, New York City. 

#SanGennaro #averna #amaro 

Averna window display at Di Palo’s in Little Italy, New York City. 

#SanGennaro #averna #amaro 

holy cannoli everyone loves Averna. 

Come HAVE AVERNA during New York City’s San Gennaro Festival 

http://www.sangennaro.org/

holy cannoli everyone loves Averna. 

Come HAVE AVERNA during New York City’s San Gennaro Festival 

http://www.sangennaro.org/

Averna is an official sponsor of this year’s San Gennaro in New York City!!!

Averna is an official sponsor of this year’s San Gennaro in New York City!!!

The US Open begins today and what better way to follow the matches than by drinking an Averna cocktail or two.
Liquor.com has some suggested recipes, including the Long Island City Iced Tea made with gin & Averna amaro. 
http://liquor.com/articles/match-point-cocktails/

The US Open begins today and what better way to follow the matches than by drinking an Averna cocktail or two.

Liquor.com has some suggested recipes, including the Long Island City Iced Tea made with gin & Averna amaro. 

http://liquor.com/articles/match-point-cocktails/

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Averna's smooth, perfectly bittersweet taste has made it Italy’s most celebrated spirit. Drink Spontaneously. Imported exclusively through Domaine Select Wine Estates (New York, NY). www.avernausa.com Averna Amaro: 29% alc/vol Averna Cream: 17% alc/vol Limoni di Sicilia: 27% alc/vol Sambuca: 42% alc/vol