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Hi all—

I'm a longtime Chowhound & writer working on a piece about bombardino, which I recently encountered in Bolzano. I'd long known about VOV, but I didn't know about this version.

Problem is, while I've found a few things in English about the drink online, I can find very little about the drink's history or the culture surrounding it. The closest I've come so far is a horrible translation from an old Italian-language ski forum thread.

http://www.skiforum.it/forum/discussi...

If I understand it correctly, the drink was probably invented in Livigno in the 70s. But who knows if the info is accurate...

The same goes for VOV itself. Damned if I can find anything close to an official website; the closest approximation is a newsletter from 2003:

http://www.cortibros.biz/WEBSITE/News...

Even my contact at the Italian Trade Board is having trouble figuring out who distributes it, etc. (I know it can also be made from advocaat.

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Anyway, do any of you out there know about bombardino and its history?

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  1. You must have seen this online recipe for the VOV liqueur

    http://www.mangioitaliano.com/liqueur...

    and this
    http://www.societaitalianaliquori.com...

    also this
    http://www.orlandodrink.it/2011/03/vo...

    1. VOV is made by the Societa Italiana Liquori:

      http://www.societaitalianaliquori.com...

      For bombardino, Italian Wikipedia (without sources

      )

      http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombardi...

      gives a somewhat different recipe than English Wikipedia (also without sources

      )

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombardino

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      1. re: zerlina

        I saw the Wikipedia, of course, but I haven't seen any of these other links. Thank you *so much,* jen and zerlina, I'll check them out!!