Food + Drinks

Rosolio: The After-Dinner Drink of the Moment

Forget limoncello—bars across the country are cooking up their own variations of the (usually rose-petal-derived) Italian liqueur.

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Ripple
Washington, D.C.

The bartenders soak apples in grain alcohol, add sugar, and combine with olive-oil-infused vodka, rosemary, and honey syrup.

Bibiana
Washington, D.C.

A 27-spice blend that includes cloves and fennel seeds is served over ice with Blackwell Fine Jamaican rum and Lazzaroni amaretto.

Pazzo
Portland, Oregon

Chef John Eisenhart simmers jars of figs, alcohol, and sugar in water for a rosolio he describes as "unctuous, rich, and fruity."

Culina
Los Angeles

Wine director Brick Loomis imports small-batch, traditional rosoli and serves them neat. His favorite: the nutty Villa de Verda.

—Kelly DiNardo




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