Ramazzotti is finest identified for its delightful amaro, and just lately the model prolonged right into a “rosato aperitivo,” which is made with “pure aromas of hibiscus and orange blossom.” Designed to be consumed Spritz fashion — with a 1:2 ratio of Rosato to Prosecco — plus basil leaves and ice, the Piedmont-distilled product isn’t precisely an alternative choice to Aperol, but it surely’s not less than within the neighborhood.
Served neat, the nostril is equally floral and citrusy, providing a powerful tangerine through-line and a touch of cotton sweet. The palate is instantly fairly sugary — dialed too far in that course, frankly — presenting an image of well-candied oranges, albeit with an indistinctly floral end.
I preferred this a lot better in a Spritz (which I made sans basil), the place it confirmed itself as a wonderfully pleasant cocktail, very mild and turned on its head. Right here the spirit was way more clearly floral, with a end of tangerines, although with out the sharp orange peel edge that Aperol can present. Relying in your perspective, that could be simply what the physician ordered — or not fairly sufficient to get the night getting in the suitable course. Give it a whirl and resolve for your self.