50ml Cognac Courvoisier VSOP
20ml Fabbri 1905 Mixybar Amarena Cherry syrup
10ml Dark Cacao liqueur
3dash Angostura bitter
30ml Orange cream
METODO DI ESECUZIONE
Stir & Strain
Pour the Cognac, Dark cacao liqueur, Amarena cherry suryp and Angostura bitter in a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir quickly. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Place one Amarena cherry inside.
Pour the cream into shaker, squeeze two orange zest inside, dry shake and float it over the back of a bar spoon on top of the cognac mixture. Garnish the cocktail with homemade Amarena sponge.
"Amarena Botticelli" is a dessert, after- dinner drink: Velvety, chocolatey, fruity and creamy.
So here is a story behind...
My "Amarena Botticelli" was named after a great Italian Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli. The masterpiece "The birth of Venus" shows the triumphant Goddess of Love and Beauty. Botticelli focuses on the birth of love in the world by depicting a beautiful nude woman coming to life. Venus is the Roman goddess whose functions encompassed love, beauty, desire, sex, fertility, prosperity and victory. Because women are the bearers of new life, Botticelli expresses Europe's opinion of beautiful woman as delicate, lovely givers of life.
So let's celebrate Goddess entrance to the World with my "Amarena Botticelli"!
Cocktail uses Cognac to bring floral and nutty notes that balanced with luscious and intensely flavorful Amarena cherries. Then powerful chocolate Cacao liqueur, Angostura bitter add enough depth to make this cocktail rich, but still allow all of the individual flavors to shine. Orange cream on the top gives this cocktail silky and refreshing velvety. I garnished my cocktail with the red coral- homemade churchy Amarena sponge cake.
Cheers for love!