Better Mornings Atlanta “Love Italian Style” Recipes

photo 2 Wishing everyone a happy Valentine’s Day tomorrow! I love this holiday. This week on Better Mornings Atlanta I had a lot of fun mixing up a few love potions with with some help from my friends at Martini.  You can look for the show to air Friday in the 9 o’clock hour weather permitting. Atlanta has been covered in ice for the past 24 hours as you may have heard, so if the weather is still a breaking story it may bump the segment.

A little back story about my love affair with Martini. As you probably remember I had the great pleasure of visiting with Martini at their factory near Turin this summer. The folks at Martini could not have been kinder or more hospitable. As you know aperitivo is my favorite part of the day. If you followed me on instagram last summer you remember endless posts of me drinking all over the Italian Riviera and St. Tropez. Pretty much always with a Negroni in hand and the occasional Americano.

Martini also offers great wines like Martini Prosecco and Martini Rose, and of course the classic flavors of Martini Rosso (red vermouth) and (white vermouth) Martini Bianco. These recipes will become a standard in your cocktail repertoire.

Enjoy some Martini with me and of course the one you love . Have a wonderful celebration. xx – A

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makes 1 serving

You will need:

– 1 oz. orange vodka
– 1/2 oz. St. Germain elderflower liqueur
– 1/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
– 1 teaspoon of simple syrup
– Martini Prosecco

Stir all the ingredients in an ice filled cocktail shaker. Strain into champagne coupe. Top with prosecco. Add edible flowers to garnish.

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makes 1 serving

You will need:

– 1 1/2 ounces Martini Rosso
– 1 1/2 ounces Campari
– 1 1/2 ounces Gin
– Orange Slice
– Maraschino Cherry

Pour into a glass. Add ice and stir. Garnish with an orange slice. This a typical Italian aperitivo, and one of my favorites! In honor of Valentine’s Day, I will also add a cherry garnish!

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That’s Amore

makes 1 serving

You will need:

– 1 1/2  ounces Martini Sparkling Rose
– 1 1/2 ounces pomegranate juice
– Fresh pomegranate seeds for garnish

Pour pomegranate juice into a champagne flute, top with the sparkling Rose and garnish with pomegranate seeds.

A special thank you to my lovely daughter Alex for modeling for me.

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