“Dopo un buon pranzo un nocino tutto apposto metterà.”
“At the end of any meal, a glass of Nocino puts everything right.”
Nocino (no-CHEE-no) is the traditional walnut liqueur made throughout Italy and Southern Switzerland. The base ingredients of nocino have changed very little through the centuries. They include unripe walnuts, alcohol (typically grape brandy or grappa), sugar and spices. It is the mix of spices, which varies widely from family to family, and village to village, that gives each nocino its unique character.
Nocino della Cristina is the loving result of generations of tinkering with the traditional nocino recipe. Our artisanal nocino is made of California brandy infused with Napa Valley walnuts and carefully selected spices from Africa, Asia and the Americas. Under the spell of our Master Rectifier, the result is a digestivo with a richness that strikes the perfect balance between sweetness and spice. Careful balancing of cane sugar and alcohol content optimizes mouthfeel and yields a long, complex and dynamic finish.
Tasting Notes and Cocktail Recipes
An artisanal liqueur made from grape brandy and walnuts from Napa Valley’s Oak Knoll District Infused with whole, natural spices gathered from Africa, Asia and the Americas Concentrated aromas of green walnuts, brown spices, vanilla and ripe berries on a long, rich finish.
Enjoy as a post-meal digestivo or as an accompaniment to fruit- and cream-based desserts and cookies. Use liberally to add silkiness and complexity to cocktails and coffee drinks. 100% natural with no artificial colors or ingredients. 30% alcohol by volume.
NEGRONI UMBRIA (ANGELE, NAPA) 1 oz Nocino della Cristina 1 oz Bombay Sapphire Gin 1 oz Campari Stirred with ice Served up or on rocks with orange twist
MIDNIGHT MANHATTAN (ANGELE, NAPA) 2 oz Knob Creek Bourbon 1 oz Nocino della Cristina Dash of orange bitters Stirred with ice Served up with brandied cherry garnish