Nocino - Liquore di Noci

Nocino is a sticky dark brown digestif liqueur made from unripe green walnuts. Popular in the Emilia-Romagna region of Northern Italy, it was originally made by monks for medicinal purposes.

 

After steeping for several months in high spirits with a combination of spices, the nuts are gently hand pressed and the now black spirit is sweetened.

Its aromatic bitter-sweet flavour is great with dessert or at the end of a meal. KIS Nocino is handmade using a traditional recipe.  

 

Kis Espresso Martini

 
We like ours as made by Marysia.

45 mls Vodka
15 mls Nocino
10 mls of maple syrup (today I used agave instead)
30 mls fresh shot coffee
 
Shake all this with ice till chilled, and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with grated dark chocolate.