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Hootenanny Aperitif

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The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center executive chef, Stephen DeMarco, pairs this savory veal and risotto dish with a sweet, apple pie moonshine based cocktail. Find the recipe for the Veal Chops with Gorgonzola Risotto and Brown Butter Sauce in Spirited Virginia magazine.



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In a mixer place 4 brandied cherries and an orange slice. Add 1 ½ oz. brown sugar syrup. Next add 2 dashes bitters and muddle together. Add 2 oz. of apple pie moonshine and ice. Shake. Strain into a glass and add fresh ice. Top with club soda. Garnish with an orange twist and a cinnamon stick.