Chocolate Liqueur

Homemade chocolate liqueur recipe: a rich milk-based hot chocolate with a vanilla twist. This homemade liqueur is a great present to make or to keep for yourself!

Wine jelly

Instead of a “classical” Spiritasty jam, today we present a very original jelly, the jelly wine. Perfect with bread and cheese. Depending on your taste, you can try the red or white wine version – we prefer the latter, but we have to say that the red wine one is equally good! If you make…

Grapefruit liqueur

After the “limoncello”, the orange liqueur and the “mandarinetto”, here is another citrus one to try: the grapefruit liqueur. We used pink grapefruit, which has a thinner skin. Ingredients: 1 bottle of alcohol 2 large pink grapefruits 15 g nutmeg a few cloves 200 g sugar Preparation: Wash the grapefruits (we used a toothbrush) and…

Rakomelo

Many of you wondered what rakomelo is: it is an alcoholic drink that combines the Greek raki or tsikoudia with honey (“meli”) and different spices, such as cinnamon, cardamom or other regional herbs. Rakomelo has a warm, light amber colour, and is a mixture of strong alcohol and honey. It has a naturally sweet taste,…

Pasta with red wine sauce and curry

This is not just pasta with red wine, this is serious. Each of the following ingredients actually had an indispensable role in this performance. And it’s as delicious as easy and quick (ready in about 10-12 minutes!).

Banana, chocolate and amaretto jam

The amaretto is one of most beloved digestifs in Italy and abroad. Today we recommend a banana chocolate jam, with the flavour of the sweet and seductive amaretto. For breakfast with croissants, on bread and butter, or even as a whim after dinner, which is what I do. Ingredients: 1 kg ripe bananas 500 g…

Orange whisky chicken

Chicken is so easy to cook… and it goes well with almost everything! In fact, you might have already heard about our other chicken recipes with alcohol: with rum – with white wine– with red wine – with beer – with sherry. Well this time, we have another wonderful suggestion to give a kick to…

Mandarin and whiskey jam

And here it is, the jam with mandarin and whiskey. My mother has to wait for Christmas to taste it, but we are going to give you the recipe now. Ingredients: (makes 4-5 jars) 2 kg mandarins and their zest 800 g sugar 3 cups water 4 tbsp whiskey (I used Jack Daniels) 1 lemon,…

Pere San Martin ubriache

Ormai tra i nostri amici e conoscenti ci sono tanti fan di spiritasty… ad esempio come Selene la cui nonna che è un’ottima cuoca e ci ha condiviso questa ricetta gustosa e veloce. Come dice lei: “Questa ricetta è molto semplice… ed è buona!! Ottima da servire con il gelato alla crema o una torta integrale…” Noi…

Soft and chewy Halloween cookies with rum

No big decorations here. Just soft and chewy cookies with pumpkin, a few walnuts for a crunchy side, spiced up with a little cinnamon and fresh ginger, flavoured with rum and yes… I couldn’t resist to make faces with chocolate chips, but that’s all! No seriously, if you’re looking for fancy recipes you’re in the wrong…

Mandarin liqueur

A few months ago we made some limoncello, now it is the turn of the mandarin liqueur, called “mandarinetto”. Easy to make and above all excellent! Ingredients: (for about 2 litres of mandarinetto) 20 small/medium mandarins 1 liter of 70° or 90° proof alcohol 500 g sugar 1 liter water Preparation: Carefully wash the mandarins,…

Gorgonzola cheesecake, walnuts and beer

Food is all about experimenting. Some people like only traditional food, but I, in the other hand, love trying original combinations of flavours or textures, otherwise I tend to get bored while cooking! That being said, it also has to be easy to make! So, after I made my first cheesecake with Bailey’s, I decided to try a salted version: Gorgonzola cheesecake, walnuts and beer.