Gino’s spicy aperitivo

A spicy cocktail to get your party started – you can buy the grappa at most off-licences

  • Prep:5 mins
    Plus chilling time
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 74
  • fat 1g
  • saturates 0g
  • carbs 9g
  • sugars 4g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 1g
  • salt 0.77g


  • 500ml of good quality passata
  • juice of 3 lime, about 6 tbsp
  • ½ nutmeg, grated
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 2 pinches chilli powder
  • 6 tbsp grappa or vodka
  • caster sugar
  • 6 slices of lime


  1. Put the passata, lime juice, nutmeg, salt and chilli powder in a bowl or jug and stir well, adding the grappa or vodka, then chill in the fridge for at least 1 hr. Chill 6 cocktail glasses - small Martini glasses are best - at the same time.

  2. Take two saucers. Pour a little water into one and sprinkle a couple of tbsp of sugar in the other. Take each glass and dip the rim into the water then the sugar. Divide the aperitivo between the glasses and decorate with slices of lime. Serve immediately.

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