By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food
As the result of a collaboration between the Chase Distillery and the acclaimed restaurateurs behind Pizza Pilgrims, Pococello was inspired by a trip to Italy, using specially selected Amalfi lemons for a drink that’s not too dissimilar to classic Limoncello. Pococello, however, is far less sickly-sweet – crafted with some of England’s finest spirit and hand-crafted in small batches.
And in the time of brutally cold weather, Pizza Pilgrims have recently added the Hot Pococello to their menu; a grown-up version of the cure-all lemon tea, of sorts. Pizza Pilgrims have kindly shared the recipe, in order for readers to make the warming drink at home this weekend.
Pococello is available from Harvey Nichols, 31Dover.com and from Pizza Pilgrims in Soho’s Dean Street and Kingly Court. Not forgetting the Gerry’s Wines & Spirits on nearby Old Compton Street.
- 50 ml 50ml Pococello
- 1 Teapigs Chai Tea Temple
- 200 ml boiling water
- 2 fresh lemon slices
- Add 50ml of Pococello, 200ml of boiling water, and 1 Teapig tea bag into a mug
- Stir for 2 minutes and leave to brew for 5 minutes
- Remove bag after 5 minutes, stir again and garnish with 2 slices of lemon