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Galliano kicks up its heels with Ristretto 09/08/2016

Galliano kicks up its heels with Ristretto

Lucas Bols, the world’s oldest distilled spirits brand, has recently launched Galliano Ristretto. Named for a very short and extra strong shot of espresso, Galliano Ristretto is an artisan liqueur made with 100% espresso sourced from the finest Robusta and Arabica beans.

“Galliano is a sophisticated range of Italian artisan liqueurs, offering bartenders the richest and finest tastes of Italy,” said Mr Pierre Stafrace, General Manager, FBIC Limited. “We are thrilled to bring the vibrantly flavored Ristretto to Malta to enrich the palette for local bartenders and consumers.”

Galliano Ristretto consists of 55% Arabica beans from Columbia and Brazil lending creamy chocolate notes combined with 45% Robusta beans from India and Kenya that provide the right touch of body and bitterness. Galliano Ristretto can work as a pungent stand in for coffee liqueur in classics like the Black or White Russian or mixed with coffee as a winter warmer. It is 100% natural, made without additives and is commonly consumed as a digestivo in its native Italy. It has a 60 proof ABV and offers a full body coffee flavor without the use of cream or chocolate, making it unique in the coffee liqueur category.

Galliano Ristretto can also be mixed with cola as a pick-me-up in place of a modern-day Redbull, with cream, or as a cold shot.

Galliano is imported, marketed and distributed by Farsons Beverage Imports Company (FBIC) Limited, a member of the Farsons Group and is available at Farsonsdirect in Mriehel.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS AND RECIPES

Galliano on the Rocks
Serve Galliano Ristretto over ice in a tumbler glass.

Galliano Ristretto and cola
Pour 2 ounces Galliano Ristretto into a long drink glass filled with ice, and top off with cola.

Galliano Cold Shot
A layered shot with equal parts Galliano Ristretto, Galliano L'Autentico and cream. This is a variation on the already popular hot shot, a layered shot containing Galliano L'Autentico, Espresso and cream.

Galliano Black and White Russian
¾ ounces Galliano Ristretto, 1¾ ounces Vodka, 1¾ ounces fresh cream
Pour Galliano Ristretto in a pre-chilled martini glass. Shake and strain the vodka and cream together and layer with a bar spoon over Galliano Ristretto. Garnish with three coffee beans. Alternatively, make the Ultimate Black Russian without adding cream.