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By Olivia Cuccaro | October 20 2017
To create this cocktail of the week, add Disaronno, vodka and lemon juice into a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds and strain into rocks glass with fresh ice. Top with ginger beer and garnish with lemon zest.
Two household Italian names come together on this week’s vodka cocktail, as historic liqueur brand Disaronno collaborates with famed zig-zag fashion house Missoni. The cocktail is a nod to creative director Angela Missoni in celebration of her 20th anniversary. Each year, Disaronno taps an Italian designer to partner in the brand’s Icon project supporting the charity Fashion 4 Development, and now Missoni is lending its iconic motif to the liqueur bottle. Following collaborations with acclaimed Italian fashion brands Moschino, Versace, Roberto Cavalli and Etro, the limited-edition bottle is adorned in bright Missoni colors for a cause.
“Missoni is an iconic Italian brand and is one of the leading fashion houses and amongst the most recognized all over the world,” said Ray Stoughton, executive vice president of Disaronno International, in speaking to Elite Traveler. “The iconic Disaronno bottle features the trademark zig-zag stripes of the Missoni brand, with warm color tones such as the liqueur, which can be half seen through the transparent sections, becoming part of the design itself.”
On the inspiration behind the Disaronno Special Angela 20 cocktail, Stoughton says, “As Missoni designed the new Disaronno Wears Missoni limited-edition bottle using the liquid as part of the pattern, Disaronno similarly created a drink that can make the perfect encounter of Disaronno characteristics with Missoni mood. A dry and tasteful drink, balancing the almond and vanilla notes of Disaronno with the spicy taste of ginger beer. A dry one is recommended.”
Disaronno Wears Missoni is available as a limited-edition 750 ml bottle and mini set of three. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Fashion 4 Development’s humanitarian efforts in Africa. For more information, please visit disaronno.com.