Monday, November 7, 2011

Cocktail Couture: Tessora Lemon Cappuccini

This week's installment of our Cocktail Couture feature boasts a fantastic recipe featuring Tessora Limone, a lemon liqueur with Italian roots made locally in New Albany, OH. The recipe was created by a bartender at the Columbus restaurant Black Creek Bistro, and though it seems an unusual pairing, espresso with lemon is a truly amazing combination! I love the way Catherine Murray, of Photo Kitchen and the blog Freshly Baked has styled the drinks with some costume baubles directly from my own person jewelry armoir! I hope you all head home this evening and whip up this recipe. Just don't forget to garnish it with the 3 beans: One for luck, one for life, and one for love of course! Cheers!

Photography by Catherine Murray of Photo Kitchen
And in case you need a refresher on Cocktail Couture, read our description below:

"Haute Couture refers to the creation of exclusive custom-fitted clothing, usually made from high-quality expensive fabric and sewn with extreme attention to detail, often using time-consuming, hand-executed techniques...The hand-crafted (local) alcohol is created by those dedicated to their craft, making award-winning bottles of gin, vodka, whiskey, wine, and Tessora." 

Catherine and I both believe that the handiwork and detail that goes into the brewing and distilling of our local-to-Columbus spirits are nothing short of couture themselves, especially when paired with fun jewelry and accessories...and you all know I am a firm believer that the cocktail you sip is as much a part of the statement you are making as anything else on your body! So let's get creative!

Last week's recipe was the fantastic Watershed Gin Pumpkin Drop featuring Columbus' own Watershed gin, a cocktail that we enjoyed on Halloween, but would be sensational all through the Holiday season! And remember, a bottle of spirits paired with a delicious recipe would make a sensational holiday gift!


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