Mix This: The Escapade

February 2021 | recipe and photos by renata haidle

The starting point for this cocktail is Martini Rosso: an Italian sweet vermouth that is a blend of Trebbiano wine from Emilia Romagna and Catarratto wine from Sicily, infused with 40 different botanicals. Add to that a touch of luscious Chambord and a tropical hint of Malibu Rum for a drink that will take you and your special someone from Italy to the Caribbean, via a French château or two. It is the perfect cocktail to fuel your wanderlust. 


  • 1 oz Chambord 
  • 1 oz Malibu Coconut Rum 
  • 1 oz Martini Rosso sweet vermouth 
  • 2 oz Izze Sparkling Cherry Lime 
  • Ice cubes (optional) 

Add all the ingredients in a shaker, mix, and pour in a chilled glass. If you don’t have a shaker, a jar with a tight lid works just as well. Decorate with a slice of orange and a couple of fresh raspberries. Serve immediately. 

Bonus recipe: The Brokenhearted 

Skip the sparkling cherry lime and double the amount of Malibu rum for a potion that will soothe the pain of unrequited love - even if only temporary. 

Originally printed in the February 2021 issue of Simply Local Magazine

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