Sogni D’Oro “Golden Dreams”

 Inspiration can be sparked in any moment at anytime for me.  It is my favorite thing when creating cocktails because I never know when something will randomly inspire me!  I was fortunate enough to be sent to Italy for my job to research and tour wineries for the new restaurant opening of Rossoblu, rough life huh!  Luckily it isn’t hard at all to find inspiration when walking through a beautiful vineyard in Italy.  On one beautiful day in Alba, as we were getting a tour of the winery from the family of wine makers the Aunt was telling us how wine has always been around her, her whole life and it is in their blood.  The family’s wine making traditions and culture were so beautiful and very much still alive everywhere we turned.  She said that her grandmother used to give her as a child honey, milk and Moscato wine to put her to bed. Haha! Well yeah that will definitely do the job! Gotta love Italians!  Instantly, in that moment I knew that it would make a fabulous cocktail but for an adult!   A few changes were necessary to balance the cocktail so we added bourbon and switched out to a less sweet dry prosecco!  Behold one of my all time favorite and interesting recipes the Sogni D’Oro which translates to “Golden Dreams” in Italian.  It makes me happy that this cocktail was inspired from an old family recipe and tradition.  Enjoy!

Inspiration can be sparked in any moment at anytime for me.  It is my favorite thing when creating cocktails because I never know when something will randomly inspire me!  I was fortunate enough to be sent to Italy for my job to research and tour wineries for the new restaurant opening of Rossoblu, rough life huh!  Luckily it isn’t hard at all to find inspiration when walking through a beautiful vineyard in Italy.  On one beautiful day in Alba, as we were getting a tour of the winery from the family of wine makers the Aunt was telling us how wine has always been around her, her whole life and it is in their blood.  The family’s wine making traditions and culture were so beautiful and very much still alive everywhere we turned.  She said that her grandmother used to give her as a child honey, milk and Moscato wine to put her to bed. Haha! Well yeah that will definitely do the job! Gotta love Italians!  Instantly, in that moment I knew that it would make a fabulous cocktail but for an adult!   A few changes were necessary to balance the cocktail so we added bourbon and switched out to a less sweet dry prosecco!  Behold one of my all time favorite and interesting recipes the Sogni D’Oro which translates to “Golden Dreams” in Italian.  It makes me happy that this cocktail was inspired from an old family recipe and tradition.  Enjoy!

    Ingredients:


Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Heavy Cream
  • 3/4 oz. Honey Syrup 
  • 1 oz. Four Roses Yellow Label Bourbon 
  • 2 1/2 -3 oz. Prosecco  (Dry)
  • 1 oz. Club Soda  

Instructions:

Grab you shaker tin and add the heavy cream, honey syrup, and bourbon to the tin, add ice and shake for 10-15 seconds.  Then add the prosecco and club soda and pour the cocktail out with a Hawthorne and fine strainer into your desired fizz style glass making sure you pour just the right amount to make a mound of foam and fizz on top!  Next, to be extra fancy I sprinkle edible gold dust on top!  Serve and enjoy! 

Honey Syrup: 3 parts honey to 1 part hot water, stir the hot water in the honey until mixed.  

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Four Roses Bourbon:   The name Four Roses came from a story when the founder Paul Jones Jr. became infatuated with a lovely Southern belle.  When he saw her at the grand ball she was in a beautiful gown with a corsage of four red roses.  He later married the girl and named his beloved Bourbon "Four Roses" after that glorious night at the ball with his beautiful Southern belle.  This delicious Bourbon is an beautiful golden Amber color with notes of pear, apple, honey, flowers, and gentle spices.

Prosecco: Any brut prosecco will work! The drier the better!