Some new things over @ BUILD Pizzeria Roma, the fun new bar/restaurant project I've been working on in downtown Berkeley the past few months:Note: anything highlighted in red throughout this blog links to other sites, providing more information on those particular products/subjects. Simply click on those items to learn more about them!
Happy Hour Aperitivos
(Monday through Friday, 4pm to 6pm)
Perfect Start - Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth, Bitter Truth orange bitters, seltzer, amarena cherry
Omnipresente (our house Negroni) - Navy Strength gin, Gran Classico & Campari, a blend of vermouths
BUILD's $7 Attitude Adjustment - a tallboy can of Legit Lager served with a shot of Fernet or the "Noci Shooter" (our orange & walnut "Manhattan Shooter" consisting of bourbon, Nocino walnut liqueur, Cointreau orange liqueur, and a blend of house bitters)
And over on the regular cocktail menu...
Pompelmo Piquante - El Distilador Tequila Blanco, Aperol, our house-made Calabrian tincture (a maceration of alcohol with hot calabrese peppers & citrus peel), fresh ruby red grapefruit and lime juices, gum syrup, black lava salt rim
Fig Thyme - fresh black mission figs muddled with thyme, fresh lemon juice, Pampero Aniversario rum, Luxardo Amaretto, local B&E Bourbon and pear brandy from St.George Spirits
In the non-alcoholic libations range, we have the Zenzero (raw ginger juice, tea syrup, fresh lemon and orange juices, mint, seltzer water), and the Sorrento (orgeat syrup, fresh lime and pineapple juices, basil, seltzer).
We've also been playing around and experimenting, getting ready for fall (things like apples and pears, pancetta fat-washed spirits, a new bloody mary recipe, tempus fugit creme de cacao, Calvados), and we've been tasting some new amari as possible additions to our Amaro shelf. Here's to Fall...CHEERS!