Introducing a refreshing cocktail that just tastes like northern Italy
We had the chance to visit northern Italy and we were able to stop by Chef Fabio Trabocchi’s Venetian restaurant Fiola at Dopolavoro. Oliviero Fiato, manager of the restaurant, shared with us his creation of Dolce Stil Novo, which is a nod to the 13th and 14th century Italian literary movement.
This creation is beautiful with a fresh take on ingredients we know. WOT we love about this drink: The addition of Rosemary — it adds a unique flavor to this incredible drink.
Dolce Stil Novo By Oliviero Fiato
- 1 1/2 oz rosemary simple syrup purchased or (*recipe below)
- 1 1/2 oz Bitter Fusetti or Campari
- 1 1/2 oz Scotch whiskey
- slice of lemon zest
- In a shaker filled halfway with ice, add the rosemary simple syrup, Bitter Fusetti or Campari and Scotch whisky. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds and using a strainer, pour into a coupe glass.
- Squeeze the zest of the lemon over the glass and place lemon zest piece into the drink and serve.
Rosemary Simple Syrup
- 1 cup water
- 3/4 cup sugar in the raw
- 1/4 cup rosemary leaves
- In a small saucepan, combine the water, sugar, and rosemary leaves. Bring to a boil and stir to dissolve all the sugar. Bring to a simmer for a couple of minutes and remove from the heat and let steep for 30 minutes.
- Using a strainer, pour syrup into a jar to remove the rosemary leaves. Smaller bits of rosemary are fine. Let cool and store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
A special thank you to Oliviero for sharing his creation with us!