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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Aria Cucina Italiana Launches New Signature Cocktails

Bianca A. Elizalde with Tim Walters
Press Announcement:
Dining is going to be even merrier at Aria Cucina Italiana. The restaurant is cementing its place as one of Metro Manila’s and Boracay’s favorite spots by complementing its already-impressive menu with brand-new signature cocktails. The “Barmansmix” collection of drinks was created by LA-based mixologist Tim Walters, who brings his distinct flair and expertise to the country’s eager palate.

Diners looking to go traditionally Italian can sample the Camparia, a delightful aperitif that tempers the bitterness of Campari with citrus vodka, Cointreau, and cranberry juice for a fruity opening. 

Tropical Sangria
For something on the sweeter side, Walters cooked up the tropical sangria, which gives the conventional cocktail a sunny twist with white wine, watermelon, Cointreau, banana, and fresh lemon juice. 

The Aria Margarita is another brilliant variation of the margarita, bringing the tangy sweetness of grapefruit juice to a blend of sweet vermouth, silver tequila, and Campari.

For customers who want something a little different, there’s the Strawbasiltini, a deliciously complex drink that combines Skyy vodka, fresh strawberries, and fresh basil with a splash of balsamic vinegar to round out its sweet flavor. 

Bolder guests can count on the Mantini – a bold, burly cocktail that mixes Maker’s Mark, handmade Kentucky bourbon, lemon sour and grenadine – for a drink with a good, manly kick.

The Summer Bliss takes diners back to Aria’s hometown of Boracay with its incredibly refreshing mix of gin, cucumber, and mint leaves. 

The good vibes keep coming with the Threesome, a blend of three different rums, a m̩lange of fresh fruit juices, and amaretto that makes customers yearn for the beach with every sip Рparticularly due to the coconut rum that floats on the tongue through the well-rounded drink.

The Blue Buck is one of Aria’s more eye-catching concoctions, in which a bubble of Bacardi Gold rum and blue sour is trapped within a shot glass at the center of an ice ginger beer bath. Lifting the shot glass releases the blue rum mixture, which is happily blended into the ginger beer for a tart, candy-like cocktail. 

Mr. Grey’s Potion likewise plays around with interesting flavors, highlighting an Earl Grey-infused syrup with orange juice, maraschino cherries, and Maker’s Mark.

 For dessert, Aria is proud to offer the Key Lime Pie-tini, a silky-smooth drink that emulates the popular pastry with Skyy Vanilla vodka, Licor 43, lime juice, and whipped cream, finished with a crushed graham cracker crust decorating the rim. 

The Cafetini creates the perfect nightcap, combining a fresh shot of espresso, Bailey’s, and Irish cream for a cocktail that’s so indulgent, it’s sinful.

The new cocktails promise to make mornings, afternoons, and evenings at Aria even more fun with their dazzling array of colors and flavors. Every sip is an experience that’ll have diners craving for more. 

Aria Cucina Italiana is located at Bonfacio High Street Central at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, and at the beachfront of D’Mall in Boracay Island. For inquiries, contact 867-ARIA (2742).

with Chef Francesco Leone

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