3 Surprising Ways to Use Amoretti Martini Mixes
If you’re of the persuasion that the martini is supposed to contain gin, vermouth, an olive, and nothing else save a little ice, then we might be speaking two different languages. Our definition of a “martini” is…liberal…to say the least. Of course, there’s something to be said for the classic martini. However, we’ve had a lot of fun creatively building on the concept of a martini.
While we wouldn’t dare to call any of the following combinations “martini recipes,” they do call for a spirit and a delicious martini mix. Call the end product what you will, here are the three ways we’ve enjoyed using Amoretti cocktail mixes this past week…
#1 Pear & Whiskey
Yep. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. Pear and whiskey is most definitely a thing! It doesn’t take much Amoretti Premium Pear Martini Cocktail Mix in order to transform your whiskey on the rocks. (In fact, we would recommend using just a taste of our pear martini mix.)
If you really want to get wild, try adding a little homemade crystallized ginger to the concoction. You won’t be disappointed! Ginger has the perfect bite to compliment the whiskey and offer counterpoint to the pear. We recommend using Scotch whiskey if you really want to pursue this combo.
#2 Raspberry & Gin
Gin-erally speaking, we try to avoid pairing gin with really ripe fruit flavors like Amoretti Raspberry Martini Cocktail Mix. Gin is usually best matched with warmer undertones that will support it – not dominate it. Raspberry, however, is an exception to that rule.
Made from fresh raspberries right here in Southern California, this martini mix will totally change your perception of what a martini mix can be.
#3 Pineapple & Brandy
When you think about it, pairing brandy with Amoretti Pineapple Martini Cocktail Mix shouldn’t be too outlandish. After all, fruit brandies are made from cherries, apples, peaches, and virtually every other fruit. Why not pair a good brandy (that leans more toward the neutral side) with pineapple?
While you can drink this combination (and you should), it also makes for a delicious pork marinade. Tenderize meat in this pineapple brandy marinade a few hours before grill-time, and you might come across a new favorite!
Do you have some unusual uses of your own for Amoretti martini mixes? We’re all ears. Connect with us on the Amoretti Ingredients Facebook page and share your creativity with us and other Amoretti fans!