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 Cupid’s Arrow to start the celebration of love.
Are you familiar with Punt e Mes? I wasn’t until I enjoyed a cocktail at a local bar recently, and I was intrigued by the bitterness that came with each sip. I mean wildly intrigued. The next day we ran over to our favorite liquor store and picked up a bottle. We felt very lucky as if the stars were lined up for us as it was the last bottle to be found.
Ever since I have been enjoying a splash in my tonics as well as on its own while relaxing over bad TV. What is this Punt e Mes some of you may be wondering? It is an Italian vermouth which is a rich brown color and has a unique bitterness that ends slightly sweet. So complex, and somewhat unexplainable.
Happy Valentines’ Day – may Cupid’s Arrow find his or her 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.
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