225 Johnson St
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Space is limited. Please call Sassella to reserve (505)982-6734
Gin is enjoying an enthusiastic resurgence in modern cocktail culture, gin finds its origins in the Netherlands and was touted as a 16th century cure for cowardice and stomach ailments. English soldiers who provided support in Antwerp against the Spanish in 1585, during the Eighty Years’ War, were already drinking ‘genever’ for its calming effects before battle. From which the term ́Dutch Courage ́ is believed to have originated. Arguably the broadest and most dynamic category of spirits in terms of flavor profiles and production styles, gin is a distilled grain spirit that derives its primary flavor from juniper berries and secondary flavors from a dazzling array of spices, herbs, fruits and botanicals. It is both produced and enjoyed all around the world.
Amaro (Italian for “bitter”) is a herbal liqueur that is commonly consumed as an after-dinner digestif. Its origins reach back to ancient Rome and by the middle ages monks began producing hundreds of variations whose recipes are passed down from generation to generation.
We have assembled an extensive list of gins and amaros at Sassella and have incorporated them into a number of different cocktails so that you can enjoy them in different ways. Interest in gin and amaro is growing at a rapid pace.
Tastings will be every Saturday at 4 pm in The Bar at Sassella. They will include a flight of five specially selected amaros or gins along with a selection of salumi that will be hand cut for you on our 1960’s salum that we had restored and brought over from Italy as well as a our famous home made breads.
Price is $45 person.
Space is limited.
Please call to reserve your spot. (505)982-6734
225 Johnson Street, sassellasantafe.com
Some selections that may be included in your flight are
A traditional amaro made with arugula leaves, citrus, roots and spices, this inky-dark liqueur has a slightly viscous palate that balances sweet, bitter and spiced notes, showing hints of espresso and bitter chocolate.
The main ingredient is a special Chinese rhubarb grown in Trentino Alto Adige e Veneto. The profile marries a dark smokiness with nuanced bitter woodsiness from alpine herbs and notes of sweet alpine berries.
Produced from 33 different aromatic plants and herbs, with the most prominent being sweet orange.
Made by the infusion of plants, roots and aromatic alpine herbs and by a two-year ageing process in sessile oak-barrels. Known for its taste and refined aroma.
Elegant, with an extraordinary fragrance of mountain herbs, Amara Nonino Quintessentia is made all the more special by the presence of a proprietary grape distillate, aged in small barriques of Nevers, Limousin and ex-Sherry barrels.
Aviation – America
On the palate, look for bewitching hints of caraway, juniper, grapefruit and a dry, faintly spicy finish.
Malfy – Italy
Made in Torino, Italy from the finest spring waters and Italian juniper berries.
Roku – Japan
Cherry blossom and green tea provide a floral and sweet aroma. The crisp Japanese sansho pepper brings a little spiciness to the finish.
Drumshanbo – Ireland
Named for the gunpowder tea that’s part of the botanical mix, this bone-dry gin offers juniper, anise, caraway and lime peel
Monkey 47 – Germany
A rare, aromatic blend of 47 botanicals of the Black Forest and India. Meticulously crafted with lingonberries, hand-peeled citrus fruits, herbs, flowers and spices.
Served with five different Fever Tree tonics and a plate of aromatic garnishes Lime, Orange, Lemon, Raspberry, Rosemary and Lavender
We hope to see you there