New York, NY (PRWEB) November 18, 2013
The holiday season has arrived and cocktail lovers are on the lookout for new drinks to warm their bones, especially as the colder weather approaches. Today, Punzoné ®, the first line of Italian ultra-premium imported organic vodka spirits in the U.S., introduces a newly crafted menu of seasonal, all natural and organic vodka inspirations. Featuring diverse ingredients such as pumpkin, pomegranate, Granny Smith apples and basil, these recipes appeal to any palate.
If the sound of a Punzoné Pumpkin Pie Martini or a Punzoné Ciocco-Latte doesn’t whet the appetite, then a Punzoné Piccante or Punzoné Pomegranate Martini is certain to perk the taste buds. Punzoné’s artisanal cocktails use only the freshest ingredients that are simple to make and delicious to taste. As a holiday party starter, Thanksgiving specialty cocktail, or for relaxing at home, these recipes are for any mood and any time of year, but are very fitting for the fall and winter months when the ingredients are more widely available.
"Our goal is to show consumers how easy it is to mix quality with simple fresh ingredients. This is the heart of the Punzoné brand. These recipes are not only seasonal and perfect for the holidays but they also show how nicely all of our products complement each other – even when mixed together," said Frank Guerrera, CEO and Founder of Punzoné. "As Italians, we believe the key to great flavor is the ingredients, and Punzoné and our cocktails stick by those values. Plus, who doesn’t like being transported to Italy? – even if it is only in a glass."
The following are a few favorites from the new Punzoné cocktail menu - from holiday themed treats to chocolate indulgences and spicy hot lovers’ delight:
Punzoné Pumpkin Pie Martini
Punzoné Vodka mixed with pumpkin purée, agave nectar and cinnamon and served chilled in a martini glass with a caramel and graham cracker crust rim
Punzoné Pomegranate Martini
Punzoné Vodka mixed with Punzoné ‘Blood Orange’ Originale, pomegranate juice, agave nectar, fresh lemon, and a lemon garnish
Punzoné Piccante (spicy)
Punzoné Vodka mixed with agave nectar, lemon and a muddled slice of jalapeño, and garnished with a jalapeño
Punzoné Granny Appletini
Punzoné Vodka mixed with Punzoné ‘Sicilian’ Lemoncino, agave nectar, muddled Granny Smith apples, fresh lemon, and a floating apple peel garnish
Punzoné San Marzano
Punzoné Vodka mixed with Punzoné ‘Sicilian’ Lemoncino, muddled cherry tomatoes, fresh squeezed lemon, and a cherry tomato garnish
Punzoné Cioccolato Covered Cherry
Punzoné Vodka mixed with Punzoné’ ‘Blood Orange’ Originale, muddled cherries, organic chocolate syrup, organic milk, and garnished with cherries drizzled with chocolate
Punzoné Vodka, espresso, organic chocolate syrup, organic milk, and a cocoa powder garnish
Punzoné Agave Basil Gimlet
Punzoné ‘Sicilian’ Lemoncino mixed with Punzoné Vodka, muddled basil leafs, agave nectar, and basil leaf garnish
Punzoné Dirty Sicilian
Punzoné Vodka mixed with Punzoné ‘Sicilian’ Lemoncino, Sicilian green olive juice and garnished with a salt & pepper rim and floating sprig of rosemary
Additional and complete recipes are available on http://www.punzone.com/cocktailtype/punzone-cocktails/. The artisanal fall/winter cocktail menu was created by New York City’s Aurora Bartending School and mixologist Johan Benavides and Anthony Maisonett, the reigning champion of New Jersey’s Top Tender, a leading bartender contest. Cocktail photos are available upon request.
Punzoné, which means ‘punch’ in Italian, was single handedly brought to market by Frank Guerrera, a New York based Italian-American entrepreneur whose vision to create an all-organic and pure line of Italian vodka was brought to life by his intense passion. Hundreds of establishments serve Punzoné, which is distributed by MHW, Ltd. and Allied Beverage Group. Punzoné is imported directly from Piemonte, Italy’s preeminent food and wine geography and all products are USDA Organic and EU Organic certified. Punzoné was launched in July 2012 and is the first organic vodka recipient of the 5-Star Diamond Award by the Academy of Hospitality Sciences.
Punzoné, is comprised of three organic beverages:
Punzoné Vodka is distilled from organic Italian-grown wheat and precisely balanced with pristine Italian Alps waters to ensure that no unnatural additives taint its organic, ultra-premium, 80-proof smooth consistency.
Punzoné ‘Blood Orange’ Originale is an exquisite fusion of ultra-premium vodka enlivened with organic Sangiovese-grape sangria and natural blood oranges, sourced from the finest organic groves in Calabria. Punzoné Originale is the ‘original’ Punzoné recipe that has been perfected and handcrafted for decades. It is best consumed on the rocks, or shaken and chilled as a martini.
Punzoné ‘Sicilian’ Lemoncino is a delicate blend of its ultra-premium vodka refreshed with white sangria from organic Chardonnay grapes grown in the Abruzzo region and natural Sicilian lemons. It is best consumed on the rocks, or shaken and chilled as a martini.
About Punzoné, Inc.
Based in New York City, Punzoné, Inc. owns, produces and markets a line of products under the name Punzoné which launched in July 2012. More information can be found at http://www.punzone.com. Punzoné can also be followed on Twitter @punzone and Facebook at facebook.com/punzonevodka