What is this drink?

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What is this drink?

Postby Conti832 » 21 Feb 2008, 04:49

When in Pofi we were given a bottle of something very very strong called
grappa? Is that right?Just what is it?
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Re: What is this drink?

Postby BillieDeKid » 21 Feb 2008, 04:55

This is the wiki definition. But I can tell you, in my neighborhood growing up it was italian moonshine that really had a kick!!! :wink:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grappa
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Re: What is this drink?

Postby Netbudy » 21 Feb 2008, 04:58

Grappa is made from the skins of the grapes after they squeeze the grapes to make wine they distill it and its almost 80-90 % alcohol You can buy grappa at your local liquor store..... my parent use to make it here every October which is wine season here in canada.
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Re: What is this drink?

Postby Conti832 » 21 Feb 2008, 05:01

Thanks to both of you.You can buy it?
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Re: What is this drink?

Postby BillieDeKid » 21 Feb 2008, 05:16

Sure you can buy it just about anywhere (liquor store) and almost every italian restaraunt has it.
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Re: What is this drink?

Postby elba » 21 Feb 2008, 10:29

Just a 'tiny' example of the local grappa where I live in the Valtellina....

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But a different grappa is (can be) made from each different type of grape, just as wine is. So a good cabernet grape for example will produce a distinctive wine but the 'vinacce' will also give you a good grappa too!
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Re: What is this drink?

Postby nuccia » 25 Feb 2008, 20:02

God I haven't had grappa in so long! Yes, my parents often used make it too when then made the wine. Personally, I am not very fond of it but then again, I really don't drink much.
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Re: What is this drink?

Postby Aether » 25 Feb 2008, 23:13

Elba,

Oh! My gosh! Once I had a taste of a very old grappa in Bassano del Grappa. It was like silk down my throat!

Bassano del Grappa and all that area it is just lovely!

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Re: What is this drink?

Postby Conti832 » 26 Feb 2008, 02:37

After I had that stuff in Pofi I could have flown back to Pennsylvania without needing the plane Wow!!!
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Re: What is this drink?

Postby Italysearcher » 26 Feb 2008, 12:38

Another local drink is Limoncello. It is very easy to make and can be made also with oranges.
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Re: What is this drink?

Postby Poipuo4 » 26 Feb 2008, 15:11

We were served Grappa out of a clay jug with a laddle in Benevento. OMG...I could neither see nor walk straight.
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Re: What is this drink?

Postby Conti832 » 26 Feb 2008, 20:27

Italysearcher I very much like limoncello.Anyone know how to make it?
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Re: What is this drink?

Postby elba » 27 Feb 2008, 09:13

This is my niece's "Simpleton's Recipe" for limoncello. (simpleton 'cos she struggles to even boil an egg...)
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Home made Limoncello

You’ll need:
1 litre of water
1 litre of good spirit (95° if possible - suitable for food preparation)
500gr. Sugar
Peel of 8 -10 large lemons (6-7 if bought in Italy)

To prepare:
Wash the lemons and peel them, leaving as little of the white pith attached to the yellow skin (the ‘valuable’ part) as possible.

Place the yellow peel in the alcohol to marinate for approx. 10 days.

After which, boil the water and dissolve the sugar in it. Then add the spirit (the peel should be discarded).

Filter the liquid and bottle it. It must always be served well chilled, so put it into the freezer before serving it!

Very easy, very tasty and VERY POTENT...
ENJOY!!!
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Re: What is this drink?

Postby Italysearcher » 27 Feb 2008, 15:47

That's our recipe too. Enjoy!
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Re: What is this drink?

Postby bonval » 02 Mar 2008, 07:40

You can keep it in the freezer and serve in frosted shot glasses as you usually do with limoncello -makes them go down even sikier. Here in this area of Florida we have to special order grappa. We make our own limoncello with home grown ponderosa lemons, oranges -- and this year we also did strawberries-. When we can get walnuts with the skin still on, you can make that too,
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