First off, it’s a palindrome. And maybe that’s why this drink is so versatile and open to variation. The “Amore Roma” is refreshing, delicious, with just the right amount of sweetness, and it looks great too! It’s the perfect go-to cocktail, and it’s not snobby. If you don’t have fancy Vermouth, Tribuno will do just fine. (Although it does like its flavored Cîroc, so maybe it’s a little snobby.) And to top it off, it was a featured cocktail at the Rouge Bar in the MGM Grand in Las Vegas back in 2015, and that’s not too shabby! So here it is, my potent palindromic potable, the “Amore Roma”…
1½ parts Cîroc Red Berry or Peach Vodka
½ part Tribuno Sweet Vermouth
¼ part Pama Pomegranate Liqueur
1 part Cranberry juice
¼ part fresh-squeezed Lemon juice
Shake well over ice, then strain into a chilled cocktail
glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
*You can substitute Extra Dry Vermouth or Tuaca for the Sweet Vermouth. (Yes, Tuaca!) The character of the drink will change slightly, but it will still be molto bene! Remember, when in Rome...