Pietro Nicola Pescaro
Fortified & aromatised peach aperitif wine
Launched in June 2020, Pietro Nicola Pescaro is the third offering from our range of Aperitivi & Digestivo; jointly inspired by vintage bottlings of British-style Peach Bitters we obtained in 2010, and the fortified & aromatised wines that are synonymous with and adored in Italy.
Unlike the concentrated American-style cocktail bitters we produce under the Dr. Adam’s banner, original British Peach Bitters were a type of fortified & aromatised wine that haven’t been produced in the UK for almost half a century. For our interpretation we’ve reimagined our bottling for the modern palate, largely inspired by the growth of Italian drinking culture across the world.
Taking its name from the Italian words for peach (pesca) and bitter (amaro), our Pescaro (pronounced pesk-ah-row) is created by aromatising English peach wine with eight herbs, spices, citrus fruits and flowers, two bitter botanicals, and fortifying with a proprietary botanical spirit we craft at The House of Botanicals.
We believe it is best enjoyed chilled, over ice, or in variants of Cocktails, Highballs and Spritzes, though we do always suggest you share it with your nearest and dearest.
- Peaches (England)
- Wormwood (Italy)
- Gentian Root (France)
- Sage Leaves (Egypt)
- Marjoram (Egypt)
- Fennel Seed (Egypt)
- Chamomile Flowers (Morocco)
- Elderflower (Czech Republic)
- Yarrow Flowers (Hungary)
- Lemon Balm (Hungary)
- Lemon Peel (Spain)
Nose: Bright peach, clean citrus and elderflower with hints of freshly cut grass and anise.
Taste: Fresh juicy peach dominates with warm orange, tart lemon, soft hints of menthol, and a melange of herbal elements intertwining to compliment and enhance the dominant flavour.
Finish: Bittersweet, clean and crisp with juicy peach carrying right through.
Fino sherry, Pedro Ximénez sherry, Orinoco Aromatic Bitters, Teapot Bitters, Winter Spiced Bitters, Maple Old Tom Gin, Raspberry Old Tom Gin, cider, bourbon, rye whiskey, Cognac, aged rum, lemon, orange, passion fruit, almonds, pecan nuts, hazelnuts, blackberries, raspberries, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, maple syrup, honey, sparkling wine…
- 60ml / 2oz House of Botanicals Maple Old Tom Gin
- 30ml / 1oz Pietro Nicola Pescaro
- 15ml / 0.5oz Fresh Lemon Juice
- 5ml / Teaspoon Sugar Syrup
- 15ml / 0.5oz Fresh Egg White (optional)
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker, fill with cubed ice and shake hard for 10 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a snap of fresh lemon zest
Variant of Sidney Cox’s original cocktail, created in 1963