Cent’Anni Syrups are exceptional spice cocktail mixers made from the freshest ingredients. The brainchild of Victoria D’Amato-Moran, Cent’Anni Syrups have been ten years in the making, with the aim to ease cocktail preparation for mixologists and home bartenders alike, as well as add vibrancy to culinary dishes. Each of these refined syrups can be paired with any base spirit, in aperitifs, frozen cocktails and to elevate non-alcoholic beverages. At last, here are the high-quality mixers you’ve been waiting for.
Victoria D’Amato-Moran is a San Francisco native and daughter of a local bartender. The Moran family is directly related to the historical fishing industry of Fisherman’s Wharf. In traditional Italian fashion, Victoria’s family enjoyed cooking together, as well as making wine, grappa, liqueurs and vinegars.
In 2000 Victoria managed a bar for her cousin in North Beach. It was there that she found her passion as a bartender and mixologist. She won her first drink competition in 2003, and now, 19 competition-wins later, it is not surprising that Victoria is considered the Alice Waters of cocktails. Victoria has been featured in many publications including Santé Magazine, Wine Enthusiast, Nightclub and Bar, San Francisco Magazine, and Tasting Panel, to name a few.
Victoria credits the spirit of her Noni (Italian for grandmother) as the inspiration. As Victoria was pondering flavors for the syrups, a botanical mysteriously whooshed into the cooking pot. This stirred her imagination, and the Cent’Anni line of ‘spirit’ syrups was born.
Cent’Anni – pronounced CHENT-ahn-nee
Translation ‘100 years’– Italian
Cent’Anni Syrups are inspirational for culinary use as well: in marinades, over ice cream, pancakes and fruit, and in smoothies or desserts. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.
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Cent’Anni Lemon Spice Syrup
Add some spice to your life! Cent’Anni Lemon Spice is tart, invigorating, bright and sexy, tangy and sweet. The delightful vitality from fresh lemon and pure cane sugar balances perfectly with an exotic blend of spices, with cinnamon and nutmeg most prevalent. What salt does to food, Lemon Spice does for cocktails. Complements Tequila, Whiskey, Gin and Vodka spirit-based concoctions. A culinary inspiration as well.
1½ oz Ferdinand’s Saar Gin
½ oz Fresh Orange Juice
½ oz Velvet Falernum
4-5 Spanish Saffron Threads
Egg White from 1 Organic Egg
Add ingredients in cocktail shaker. Shake hard 20 times. Add ice. Shake hard 20 more times. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with saffron threads.
Cent’Anni Pineapple Spice Syrup
Hello Rum, have you met Pineapple Spice?
A vibrant blend of tropical spices makes this mixer a must for the Tiki cocktail revolution. Fresh pineapple juice enlivens notes of allspice and nutmeg. Perfect for a Polynesian classic cocktail, and a revelatory addition to culinary recipes, like Pineapple Upside-down Cake.
1½ oz Dark Rum
2 oz Red Beet Juice
¼ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
Add ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake hard. Pour into double rock glass. Add more ice if needed. Garnish with vibrant, edible flower petals.
Cent’Anni Chocolate Chili Spice Syrup
For a pep in your step! A sultry blend of spices, dark chocolate and orange. Perfect for tequila inspired cocktails. Cries out to be drizzled over vanilla ice-cream.
1½ oz Mint Schnapps
2 oz Half & Half
Add all ingredients to cocktail shaker. Add ice. Shake hard. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish: Mint and grated dark chocolate.
Cent’Anni Recipe Blog feature, 07 Feb 2016