Disaronno Partners with Famed Roberto Cavalli to Outfit Limited Edition Bottles


DISARONNO, the world’s favourite Italian liqueur, will be back this holiday season with a unique new look designed by Roberto Cavalli. The luxury brand has dressed the iconic bottle in the bold, vibrant and colourful style, for which it is famous throughout the world.

The DISARONNO wears Cavalli design draws inspiration from the Roberto Cavalli SS 2015 Pre Collection. Influenced by the enchanting undersea world and the most exotic safari locations, the bottle will be draped in a new graphic animal print making DISARONNO the perfect gift for fashion lovers this winter. 

Augusto Reina, CEO of ILLVA Saronno, declared: “We are delighted to announce our partnership with Roberto Cavalli for our third Disaronno limited edition. To include Cavalli in the list of our collaborations is a real honour and a truly special moment in the history of our brand.”

“We are excited to join ILLVA Saronno in this initiative. Two of the most well-known brands of the Made in Italy getting together is always worth celebrating”, said Renato Semerari, CEO of Roberto Cavalli.

The DISARONNO ICON project is in its 3rd iteration this year, after the past partnerships with Italian fashion brands Moschino and Versace. The ICON project will continue its longtime support of the charity ‘Fashion 4 Development,’ sponsored by the United Nations. DISARONNO will once again donate part of the proceeds to the development of this unique project in Africa. The exclusive limited edition will be available from the beginning of October in all major stores across the UK. The suggested retail price is £15 for the 500ml bottle.

To toast this delightful collaboration Disaronno US Director of Brand Ambassadors, Paul Sevigny, and Disaronno UK Brand Ambassador, Rod Eslamieh, have joined forces to craft the Disaronno WEARS Cavalli Sour, a unique twist on the famed Disaronno Sour. The duo have applied the most popular trends in mixology to develop this signature sip, blending the sweet flavour of DISARONNO with sharp lemon juice, sugar syrup, topped off with prosecco and a few dashes of angostura bitters.

DISARONNO Wears Cavalli Sour
DISARONNO Wears Cavalli Sour

The ‘DISARONNO wears Cavalli Sour’ cocktail, created for the occasion blends the sweet flavour of DISARONNO, with sharp lemon juice, sugar syrup, topped off with prosecco and a few dashes of angostura bitters – full recipe below.

  • 1 ½ oz Disaronno
  • 1 oz Lemon Juice
  • ½ oz Sugar syrup
  • 1 ½ oz Prosecco
  • 10 dashes angostura

Boutique Tasting at 24 Bar & Grill

A special treat for all you fans of something unique, special and intriguing – a Boutique tasting involving three brands that are making waves in the drinks industry.

Come down to 24 Bar & Grill, boutique in its own right, and experience the French grape style gin of G’Vine and there two expressions of Flouraison and Nouaison as well as Esprit de June, a grape liqueur housed in a fantastic shaped bottle. To cap the night off we’ll have Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli showcased with his very own vodka! The night will also include the choice between two cocktails crafted by myself for your enjoyment.

The date of this unique tasting will be Tuesday 11th December starting at 7:30 and lasting approximately 90 mins.

Tickets are priced at £20 and places are limited so book yourself on today!

To reserve your place, e-mail me at drinks_enthusiast@yahoo.co.uk, DM @drinksenthusist or PM on Facebook.

Roberto Cavalli Tasting Notes

Some of you may know Roberto Cavalli as a leading Italian fashion designer, the creator of the ‘sand-blast look’ for jeans, and detailed exotic prints which has made him a cultural icon. But did you also know that he has created Italy’s first wholly produced vodka?  “Inspired and dedicated to the sexy woman who is the iconic, eternal muse for Cavalli style”, Roberto Cavalli has moved into the premium vodka market with optimism for which he is renowned worldwide and which have always characterized his collections.

Intended for the most discerning palates, the vodka was made according to traditional Italian distillation excellence. Created using the finest selection of wheat cultivated in the valleys where the South-Western Alps meet the Po, a soft type of wheat which, by using a higher content of type A starch, converts the sucrose into a very pure form and makes the distilled alcohol purer and smoother. The water used in the dilution process flows directly from the slopes of Monte Rosa and, with a low natural mineral content, gives the vodka an unique quality. The alcohol is then distilled carefully to give just the right flavour that will define Roberto Cavalli.

There are four columns for the first stage of distillation, and a special copper recipient for completing the procedure to give absolute purity. The filtering process uses not only the typical cellulose panels but also marble powder, important for guaranteeing the correct pH levels for the finished product. Bottling in small batches is the final act in creation of its exclusive character.

So with all this style, finesse and Italian art, i give to you my tasting notes –

Roberto Cavalli – 40%

Very light with a slight pepper aroma on the nose with citrus following soon after. Follows nicely onto the palate, creating a silky smooth texture with a slight buttery flavour. Small hints of sweetness dance around for a long finish. Almost delicate.

So it goes very well on its own, but how about mixing with fresh fruit?

Cavalli Tiger

Cavalli Tiger

Glass –


Ingredients –

50 ml Roberto Cavalli Vodka
30 ml passion fruit pulp
20 ml pineapple juice
5 ml grenadine
5 ml Grand Marnier

Method –

Shake all ingredients over ice and strain into chilled Martini glass. Garnish with half passion fruit.

A fantastic combination of flavours to ask your bartender to create for you, or easy enough to create at home!

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