HOTEL STARLINO VERMOUTH AND APERITIVOS ARRIVE IN USA PERFECT BLEND FOR LOWER ALCOHOL COCKTAILS

HOTEL STARLINO VERMOUTH AND APERITIVOS ARRIVE IN USA

PERFECT BLEND FOR LOWER ALCOHOL COCKTAILS

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Michael Hepworth

 

Vermouth (Perfect Travel Today) 12/14/20/–Vermouth was actually invented in Turin, Italy, the Northern Italian town better known

for Fiat cars and Juventus Football Club. The Hotel Starlino Distillery produces three

varieties, a red Vermouth, Starlino Rose and Starlino Arancione, the latter two being

wine based aperitifs. Vermouth was originally considered only good for medicinal

purposes, but over time it started popping up in the fashionable Turin cafes and

eventually came to age in the Royal Court of Turin. They also produce Maraschino

Cherries which are de-stoned and made from Italian Marasaca Cherries. They are

the garnish of choice for Manhattans or Negronis and make an exciting dessert

when drizzled over ice cream or cheesecake.

The Hotel Starlino Distillery was founded in 1906 and is located in Moncalieri in the

Turin region, and there is an outstanding view of the Monviso Mountain. Obviously

right now tours are out of the question, but when things finally get back to normal you

can contact them directly at 39-011-689-1411.

https://www.thestarlino.com/

 

The Vermouth or Starlino Rosso has a color of dark red and brown amber and has an aroma of

dried fruits such as prunes, dates, raisins, candied cherries, vanilla spice and orange zest.

The production itself is a combination of Piedmonte wines that are finished in

ex-Kentucky Bourbon Barrels for thirty days. The actual grapes used are Wormwood Gentle

and Wormwood Piedmont, Absinthe and assorted herbs including China, Raisins, Vanilla,

Ginger, Bitter Orange and Cloves. All the three drinks are perfect for cocktails and

only have a 17% ABV.

The Starlino Rose uses the same Piedmont grapes but the botanicals differ from the vermouth

In the likes of elderflower, coriander, cloves, dittany, centaury, hyssop, cardo, angelica,

Sandal, ambrette, thyme, orris and sweet orange peel. After being mixed and agitated

with Trebbiano wine the Rose is then rested in stainless steel for six months, with a

final process of chill filtration before going to the bottler.

 

The Starlino Arancione utilizes pink grapefruit peel in place of the orange peel but still has

a bright orange appearance. This is a semi-dry vermouth that is pretty vibrant and is

perfect on the rocks by itself or with prosecco, soda or tonic.

https://www.thestarlino.com/

RECIPES

STARLINO MANHATTAN

1 part Starlino Rosso

2 parts Rye

2 dashes bitters

Starlino Maraschino Cherries

STARLINO ROSE SPRITZ

1 part Starlino Rose

3 parts Prosecco

1-part Soda

slice of grapefruit

STARLINO ARANCIONE TONIC

1 part Starlino Arancione

3 parts Fever Tree Tonic

slice of orange

 

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