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Bombardino
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The Bombardino cocktail is a rich and indulgent beverage that originated in the Italian Alps. Its name comes from the Italian word "bombardare," meaning "to bombard," which refers to its ... more The Bombardino cocktail is a rich and indulgent beverage that originated in the Italian Alps. Its name comes from the Italian word "bombardare," meaning "to bombard," which refers to its warming and comforting qualities. This cocktail is traditionally enjoyed as an après-ski drink, but it has gained popularity all year round for its delicious flavor profile. Made with equal parts brandy and Advocaat, a Dutch liqueur made from egg yolks, sugar, and brandy, this cocktail is decadent and creamy. The brandy brings a warming and slightly spicy note, while the Advocaat adds sweetness and a velvety texture. This combination results in a well-balanced and rich cocktail that is perfect for sipping on a cold evening. Garnished with a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg, the Bombardino is a true treat for the taste buds.
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28.75% | 5.18 units *
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Irish glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Bombardino

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Heat brandy and advocaat together and pour hot into an Irish coffee mug
Garnish with sweetened whipped cream and serve

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Bombardino cocktail?

The Bombardino cocktail originates from Italy, specifically from the Lombardy region. It was invented in the 1970s at a ski lodge in the town of Madesimo. The name 'Bombardino' translates to 'bombard' in English, reflecting the drink's powerful warming effect and strong flavor. It's particularly popular in ski resorts and cold-weather areas, serving as a comforting alcoholic beverage after a day in the snow.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

How should a Bombardino be served for the best experience?

A Bombardino is best served hot in an Irish glass to maintain its temperature and enhance the drinking experience. You can top it with whipped cream for extra richness and garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon or chocolate shavings for added flavor. Serve immediately after preparation to enjoy its warmth, especially in a cold setting.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What is Advocaat and why is it used in a Bombardino?

Advocaat is a rich and creamy liqueur made from eggs, sugar, and brandy, featuring a smooth, custard-like texture and a sweet taste. It is a key ingredient in the Bombardino because it adds a velvety thickness and distinctive flavor that balances well with the sharpness of the brandy, creating a harmoniously warm and inviting drink ideal for cold weather.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Bombardino compare to other winter cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 28.75%, the Bombardino is on the higher end of the spectrum for winter cocktails, making it quite potent. This is higher than beverages like mulled wine or hot toddies, which generally hover around 10-15% alcohol by volume. Its substantial alcohol content, coupled with the warming effect of serving it hot, makes it especially popular for après-ski and cold-weather enjoyment.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

When is the best time to enjoy a Bombardino?

The best time to enjoy a Bombardino is during the winter season, especially in a snowy, mountainous setting or after skiing. Its warm, soothing qualities make it an excellent choice for cold weather, holidays, and festive gatherings. It is particularly suited for après-ski relaxation or as a comforting drink to warm up after being outdoors in the cold.

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