Some like it, some hate it, but you can find the Ferrari name on just about everything these days. The exotic Italian automaker, as is commonly known, has been pursuing and escalating a merchandising campaign that has accelerated its way into just about every market segment imaginable. Now it may surprise some of the guys over in Maranello, but it turns out there are still some things money just can't buy. Like having a drink named after you.
To well-versed bartenders and their most loyal customers (and by that we mean drunks), this will come as no big news, but as this writer recently discovered, there's a drink called the Ferrari. To the best of our knowledge it's the only racing team or carmaker that has a mixed drink named after it, and if you follow the jump, we'll tell you just how to make it.
The Ferrari is a very simple drink to make, and the ingredients, as you might have guessed, are thoroughly Italian. Just don't tell Kimi or the Scuderia will be in serious trouble....
Here's what you'll need:
- Dry vermouth (try Martini Extra Dry, whose maker happens to sponsor the Scuderia)
- Amaretto (we'd recommend Disaronno)
- A twist of lemon
- An "old-fashioned" glass (also known as a "tumbler")
Pour two ounces of dry vermouth and one ounce of amaretto into the tumbler over ice, stir well, twist the lemon peel over the glass and drop it in. Enjoy. Repeat. Just don't enjoy before actually driving a Ferrari, or any other car for that matter.
Tips: For a sweeter mix, use more amaretto; for a drier taste, more vermouth. Alternative recipes call for adding Angostura Bitters as well.
Know any other automotive-related drinks? Let us know in the comments section below.