Every year, in the month of June, as tradition prescribes, unripe green walnuts coming from the best walnut orchards in Italy create an infusion fit for the gods. According to the Romans, the gods feasted on walnuts, and therefore, walnuts were thrown by the groom to wedding guests to bring good health, increase fertility, and to keep disease away.
Sip slowly. Its strong personality makes it perfect for drinking at room temperature, preferably at the end of a meal, as it has excellent properties, but it is also fresh when drunk chilled or on the rocks or poured over vanilla ice cream. Chefs will appreciate the unique dishes they may create from our Nocino, a tradition profoundly linked to Modena Italy, where it represents a veritable symbol of hospitality, with a rich and full-bodied bouquet.
Selected by Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Spirits for 2017
"Dark, inky brown, with a savory, herbaceous scent. The flavor surprises with a spicy burst up front, with leads to cola, amaro-like bitterness, and a rounded, mouthwatering finish accented with vanilla, clove and allspice. There's a pronounced alcohol kick; seems ideal as a warming post-prandial sipper." -KARA NEWMAN @karanewman Wine Enthusiast Spirits Editor
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Celebrated Cocktails with VICARIO Nocino Walnut Liqueur
Published in PUNCH
"Dante’s House Manhattan for Two
Garnish: brandied cherries, orange peels twisted into a knot
Come Hill or High Water
1 oz ORCHARD HILL TEN66 POMMEAU
.75 oz BLACK DIRT APPLE JACK
.5 oz LUSTAU “ESCUADRILLA” AMONTILLADO SHERRY
.25 oz HONEY SYRUP
.25 oz VICARIO NOCINO WALNUT LIQUEUR
Stir ingredients together and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon peel.
Courtesy Stephanie Schneider / Owner, Mixologist / Huckleberry Bar / Brooklyn, NY