Cocktail: Under Pressure

kentucky straight bourbon, maraschino liqueur, tuaca, lemon, rosemary, cardamom, infused amarena cherry 11

Valid 1.27 – 2.24

It’s been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. This cocktail was created out of both imitation and necessity.

“A few months ago, I encountered a beautiful concoction at a bar in West Seattle that featured fresh lemon and cherry. I knew instantly that with the right ingredients, we could not only replicate the cocktail but also elevate it to another level,” says Imari Calkins, Tutta Bella manager.

Last month we found ourselves in a bind with the supply of quality nocino for the January cocktail special. An emergency meeting was called to create a brand-new replacement within 24 hours. Using the lemon-cherry cocktail as a jumping off point, we went to work creating “Under Pressure” to produce something uniquely Tutta Bella.

While we ended up finding a fine nocino substitute, this libation is the result of that late-night cocktail-making session. We liked it so much that it now gets the spotlight as this month’s featured cocktail.