It is really fun to have a special cocktail to serve on a special occasion such as Valentine’s Day. We typically enjoy a nice bottle of bubbly, but with my latest obsession Punt e Mes, we will be enjoying some of Cupid’s Arrow.
Are you familiar with Punt e Mes? I wasn’t until I enjoyed a cocktail out recently, and I was very intrigued by the bitterness that came with each sip. I mean wildly intrigued. Needless to say the next day we ran to our favorite liquor store and picked up a bottle and it was the last bottle! Score! Ever since I have been enjoying a splash in my tonics as well as on its own while watching bad television. What is this Punt e Mes some of you may be wondering? It is an Italian vermouth which is a rich brown color with a unique bitterness that ends slightly sweet. It is really delicious, complex and somewhat unexplainable.
Happy Valentines’ Day – may Cupid’s Arrow find his way to your heart or at least in the form of a delicious cocktail!
** serves one
champagne or sparkling wine
1 ounce punt e mes
Pour the punt e mes into a cocktail glass.
Fill with the champagne or sparkling wine.
Place the cherry on a cocktail stirrer and swirl through the bubbles.