I don’t have to be asked twice if I want to make (and drink – obvs!) cocktails and being a bit of an Aldi fan, it’s never a chore to experiment and create new alcoholic deights with their booze. Because I had friends up from London recently I’ve a bottle of Aldi Amaretto in the cupboard with my pal’s name on it as it’s the only thing she really liked to drink and when she she left, having not quite finished it (rookie), I replaced her name with mine and made plans to make some yummy summery cocktails with it when the mood took me.
Then… Aldi got in contact and said they’d created some recipes of their own ready for the warmer weather of spring and summer coming up and did I want to have a bash at trying to make them myself. To go with my Amaretti they sent me some prosecco, whisky and gin and armed with their recipes and a few more bits from my alcohol cupboard I got to the task at hand. It’s a tough life being a blogger eh!My booze cupboard is always heavily stocked with Aldi products!
I decided to use the Tamova Vodka and my friend’s Amaretto to make Aldi’s The Bellicci job because I can’t resist a cocktail with strawberries and sugar, the sweeter the better for me! And this is how I did it!
The Bellucci Job
25ml Tamova Vodka
25ml Bellucci Amaretto
1 teaspoon of white sugar
75ml cranberry juice
2 lemon wedges
Soda water to top
1) Cut the strawberries into quarters, add to the cocktail shaker and sprinkle with white sugar
2) Using the back of a wooden spoon muddle or press down on the strawberries
3) Add the remaining ingredients (except the soda water) and shake hard over ice
4) Using a tea strainer fine strain the liquid into a tall ice-filled glass
5) Top with soda water
Decoration / to serve
Garnish with a large slice of lemon and place half a strawberry on the glass rim to decorate. Serve with two straws.
Aldi’s Bellucci Amaretto provides an appetising sweet undertone of exotic marzipan to The Bellucci Job, giving balance to the sweetness of the strawberries and the tartness from the cranberry juice. The mix of sweet and sour flavours allows this drink to cater to all palates.
There are only a very few things that don’t taste quite like the branded makes when you buy them from Aldi. I’ll concede they don’t make the best baked beans and their tuna isn’t my cup of tea but really and truly, none of them get everything right and who needs beans and tuna when you can have Amaretto and Vodka. I’m actually really quite fussy when it comes to Vodka because inexpensive ones can often be harsh but I don’t find that with Aldi and as for the Amaretto, well… It’s delish and under a fiver a bottle, can’t say fairer than that now can you?!
Will be making this coktail more often I think!
Aldi sent me some prosecco, whisky and gin to make one of their new summery cocktails with. I decided instead to make a cocktail from their list that didn’t contain those particular alcoholic beverages but can highly vouch for the gin and prosecco as I often buy them myself. When it comes to the whisky you’ll have to ask my husband but judging by all that’s left in the bottle, I think we’ll call it a hit!