Starlino brand spirits hail from the lauded Hotel Starlino in Torino, Italy, which dates back to 1906 and harkens the stylish elegance of Wes Anderson films with its clean, Art Deco style, dramatic staircase, and sweeping view of the Monviso Mountain.
These spirits are comprised of three offerings — Rosso (vermouth), Rose, Arancione (orange) — as well as bottled cherries for cocktails, and are a perfectly delicious base for unique cocktails such as a Starlino on the Rocks, Starlino Negroni, Manhattan, Rose Spritz, Rose Tonic, Cosmopolitan, Arancione Spritz, and much more. Here’s a breakdown of each:
Rosso Torino Starlino Vermouth
Did you know that vermouth was first produced in Torino in the 18th century, and used for medicinal purposes? It eventually was served in Torino cafes and at the royal court in Torino. Crafted with fine Piedmonte wines such as Marsala and Trebbiano, botanicals, herbs, and spices, it’s aged in ex-Kentucky bourbon barrels and contains dried fruits (prunes, dates, raisins, candied cherries), nutmeg, tea, carob, fennel, vanilla spice and orange zest. It’s sweet, rich, and sumptuous.
Rose Torino Starlino Aperitivo
This wine-based aperitif is a salmon pink treat with an enticing aroma with notes of plum, rose water, ripe cherry, strawberry and grapefruit. Clean and fresh, it offers a cherry glace finish and rose petal. This is easily blended with any of your other favorite spirits, and definitely elevates any cocktail to the sublime.
Arancione Torino Starlino Aperitivo
There’s nothing quite like the fantastic flavor of Italian oranges, and this wine-based aperitivo delivers their full flavor directly to your taste buds. Bright and rich, this is zesty and rife with herbs and peach as well. A semi-dry vermouth, its full-bodied and vibrant, and its tropical aroma is a treat for the palate. Enjoy it alone or within your favorite cocktail.
Hotel Starlino cherries are exquisite all-natural Maraschino cherries matured for two weeks in their natural Marasca juice then rested for another week to achieve their peak flavor. The result, a delicious luxury cherry that is delightfully sweet and savory. In 1906, the New York Times said, “”The cherry in the seductive beverage is commonly looked upon as an added temptation for the one who imbibes.” Read more about their deliciousness at StarlinoCherries.com.
Read more and find cocktail recipes/suggestions at: https://www.thestarlino.com/
Hotel Starlino: Via Montegrappa, 37, 10024 Moncalieri (TO), Italy / Telef. +39 011 689 1411
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