Offering a delicious, warming glow as the temperature drops, Pococello, the strictly limited-edition fruit of an exclusive collaboration between the world-renowned Chase Distillery and acclaimed restaurateurs Pizza Pigrims, launch its innovative new winter pour – Hot Pococello.
A continent apart from the sickly-sweet, mass-produced limoncello familiar to holidaymakers, Pococello fuses single-origin Amalfi lemons with England’s finest spirit, hand-crafted in small batches for the ultimate in flavour and refinement. It’s the authentic taste of sunny days and mellow evenings, by the sea or in the city. Poco meaning “little” – enjoy Pococello straight-up and ice-cold, or in a host of refreshingly continental cocktails.
Combining refreshing Pococello with the warming notes of Teapigs Chai Tea Temple, this delicious easy-to-make blend will keep discerning drinkers warm to the core all winter.
– 50ml Pocoello
– 1 Teapigs Chai Tea Temple
– 200ml Boiling water
– 2 fresh lemon slices
– Add 50ml of Pococello, 200ml of boiling water, 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.
The story of Pococello began in spring 2014 – 2,000km from Pizza Pilgrims’ Soho HQ – where after scouring Italy in their Piaggio Porter van, the restaurant’s founders Thom and James Elliot discovered the perfect lemons for making their very own limoncello in the hills above the fabled town of Amalfi.
A unique combination of constant sun, cooling mediterranean breeze, and rich volcanic soil add up to the ideal atmospheric conditions for cultivating the world’s most fragrant, delicious lemons. And when Thom and James arrived at the farm of 82-year-old Luigi Aceto – a man who was conceived, born and raised in his family’s ancient lemon groves – they knew their “Sohocello” would be very special indeed.
With their vivid yellow, perfumed skins, Signor Aceto’s lemons are packed with the essential oils that make the difference between a standard limoncello and a drink which is nothing short of transcendent.
Pococello is also on sale at Harvey Nichols, 31Dover.com and the famous Gerry’s Wines & Spirits in Old Compton St, Soho – and, of course, at Pizza Pilgrims in Dean St and Kingly Court – for £25 per 50cl bottle (ABV 29%).