Amalfi Martini

Darn! Why didn’t we buy those airline tickets to Italy when they were cheap? It would be so nice to be lounging in a beautiful Italian seaside town right now. The Amalfi region, on Italy's west coast, is known for it's production of lemon liqueur and fine writing and art paper - sounds like the perfect place for us!

Oh well, maybe it would be better to be there during the off season. Italy is probably packed with American tourists right now. Let's  just pull out the watercolor paints and the cocktail shaker and bring a bit of la dolce vita to our patio.

Our Amalfi Martini (naturally) features limoncello. It's a fairly low-alcohol liqueur, so we boost the proof of this cocktail by adding our vodka of choice - District Made Vodka by One Eight Distilling. If you are using a vodka that doesn't have much flavor on it's own (which, honestly, is most vodka) you may want to add a couple dashes of citrus bitters to this recipe. This just wouldn't be an Italian inspired cocktail without some fresh herbs - so we've added rosemary and lemon thyme.

It's not quite the same thing as a trip to Amalfi, but for now it will have to do.


Amalfi Martini

2 ounces District Made Vodka
1 ounce Limoncello
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
sprig of lemon thyme
sprig of rosemary

Put the sprig of fresh thyme and a sprig of rosemary in a cocktail shaker. Add the lime juice and muddle slightly. Add the vodka, limoncello and ice cubes. Shake well and strain (using a sieve to catch the herb fragments) into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with fresh rosemary.

The cocktail and the ingredients

Amalfi Coast

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