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Meletti cocktails. The thread.

EvergreenDan Dec 16, 2010 08:03 AM

Inspired by the recent discussion of various amari, I thought I'd start a thread focusing on Meletti. Meletti has a chocolate, herbal, complex flavor, with accessible amount of bitter and sweet. My mind turned to the Twentieth Century Cocktail and since I lacked Creme de Cacao, the substitution of Meletti was perfect.

http://www.kindredcocktails.com/cockt...

Twentieth Century Cocktail (Meletti

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1 1/2 oz Gin
3/4 oz Cocchi Americano (or Lillet)
1/2 oz Amaro (Meletti)
3/8 oz Lemon juice
1 ds Xocolatl Mole bitters (Bittermen's)

Shake, strain, straight up, cocktail

I thought it was fantastic. Both my wife and I rated it 5/5. There is just enough acid to balance the sugar in the other two sweet ingredients. The Bittermen's Xocolati Mole bitters punches up the chocolate flavor a touch.

Anyone else with some good Meletti cocktails?

Edit: Chowhound seems to have some formatting issue with parentheses. Odd...

  1. rlh Oct 23, 2011 08:32 PM

    Dutch Angle courtesy of Colin at Franklin Mortgage & Investment, Philadelphia:

    1.25 oz genever (Bols)
    .75 oz Meletti
    .75 oz Pedro Ximenez (PX) Sherry
    2 dashes Wormwood Bitters (Cocktail Kingdom)

    Stir and serve over large rock in DOF glass - generously express (flamed) orange peel and discard

    Wow!

    1. j
      jochaima Dec 16, 2010 08:14 AM

      I can't vouch for it personally but I did run across this:

      "Called the Marche Shimmer, it contains Meletti, freshly squeezed lemon juice, simple syrup and prosecco, served over ice in a rocks glass. He says it is one of their most popular house cocktails."

      http://www.bevnetwork.com/monthly_issue_article.asp?ID=145

      and this one, with rye
      http://www.cocktailnerd.com/2009/05/m...

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