Grappa Ideas

mela cotognaLayered cake made with puff pastry and cream cheese (mascarpone), quince apples and sweet polenta flavored with Amarone grappa.

Mascarpone cream ingredients

  • 300 gr cream cheese
  • 150 gr liquid cream
  • 100 gr egg white
  • 50 gr refined sugar


Whip the cream and slowly add it to the mascarpone. Wisk the egg whites with the sugar and combine with the mascarpone and cream. Cool off in the refrigerator.

Polenta flavored with Grappa ingredients

  • 700 grmilk
  • 30 gr ground yellow flour
  • Lemon peel
  • Salt
  • vanilla
  • 50 gr Amarone grappa
  • 60 grrefined sugar
  • 20 gr Grappa “La Quaranta”


Combine all the ingredients (with the exception of the 20 gr. of grappa “La Quaranta”) in a cooking pan, stir well and boil for 5 minutes.Blend the polenta using a mixer and adding grappa “La Quaranta”
Poor a wooden spoon of polenta (previously cooled) in a soup dish, add a tablespoon of mascarpone cream and slices of quince apples. Lay the puff pastry on the top and continue the process forming a layered cake.
Add the powder sugar and serve.


mirtilliHazelnut and blueberry pie with cream flavored with
grappa El Cào and sugared nuts.

Recipe for 12 servings:

  • 350 gr butter
  • 350 gr sugar
  • 350 gr white flour
  • 350 gr hazelnut flour
  • Cinnamon and vanilla flavoring
  • 3 eggs and 3 yolks.
  • Blueberry jam
  • 200 gr cream
  • tablespoon of powder sugar
  • ½ cup of “Grappa El Cào”
  • 200 gr ground hazelnuts
  • 100 gr refined sugar
  • Powder sugar
  • mould greased and floured


Combine sugar and butter and whip until creamy. Add the eggs, the cinnamon and the vanilla flavoring. Slowly add the white and the hazelnut flour and stir until well blended. Fill 12 moulds (previously greased and floured) adding a teaspoon of blueberry jam at the center. Bake for 40 minutes at 375° F. Filling. Whip the cream and the powder sugar and combine with “El Cào Grappa”. Sugared Hazelnuts. Melt 100 gr. of sugar in a pan adding 3 tablespoons of water. Stir until dense and add the groundnuts. Cook until the nuts are sugared. Serve warm adding whip cream, garnish with sugared nuts and powder sugar.

rosmarinoRice with duck and rosemary flavored with grappa La Quaranta.


  • 500gr Rice
  • 350gr. duck breast
  • 30gr. Parmesan cheese
  • Rosemary
  • una bay leaf
  • Olive oil (extra virgin)
  • "Grappa La Quaranta"
  • Red wine
  • Broth
  • Round pepper


Chop the breast into small pieces. Toss in a pan with olive oil and a bay of leaf adding plenty of “Grappa La Quaranta”. In a different pan brown some onions with olive oil, add the rice, let it brown adding a cup of red wine. Once the wine evaporates add the broth and before cooking is completed add the breast and chopped rosemary. Add butter, Parmesan cheese, and pepper. Serve with a drop of olive oil and decorate with rosemary leaves..

pinoliRice flavored with grappa Vera di Clinto, raisins, hazelnuts and pine seeds.


  • 350 gr. rice (vialone nano)
  • Sultana grape or wine grape
  • 80 gr. ground hazelnuts
  • 80 gr. ground pine seeds
  • 100 ml “Grappa Vera di Clinto”
  • Vegetable broth
  • Olive oil (extra virgin)
  • Salt
  • Pepper


Toss the rice in a pan until warm. Slowly add the broth (previously boiled for 1 hour) and stir until dense and creamy. After 7 minutes add salt and two tablespoons of olive oil.
Cook for about 10 minutes. Add hazelnuts, raisins and pine seeds. A couple of minutes before reaching desired cooking time remove from the stove and sprinkle with olive oil, parmesan cheese and 2/3 of the “Grappa Vera di Clinto”. Serve sprinkling the left over grappa. Add pepper and a drop of olive oil..

canditiCassata Siciliana ice cream with Grappa

1000gr. Ingredients:

  • Milk 465gr.
  • Cream 125gr.
  • Pasta cassata Mandarin 100gr.
  • Sugar sucrose 100gr.
  • Grappa "El Cao" 25gr.
  • Skim milk powder 30gr.
  • Ricotta 60gr.
  • Dried glucose 25gr.
  • Base 100 70gr.


In an electric ice cream maker insert the following quantities for 1 kg of ice cream.
While the ice cream has begun to thicken, add the fresh ricotta, to thicken the same.
When everything is well mixed, add small pieces of cedar, orange, mandarin and lemon candies.
Serve immediately.