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Serving Up: Bella Restaurant’s “Raspberry and Lavender G & T”

By September 3, 2014Rhode Island, Top News, Serving Up

Bella Restaurant and Banquet, 1992 Victory Highway, Glendale, R.I.

Since opening their doors in 1998, Bella has played three roles: a full-service wedding venue, a banquet hall and a five-star Italian restaurant. Whether serving a table of two or a party of 200, they aim to keep both their food and cocktail menus elegant and unique.

Vanessa Chico, Bella Restaurant & Banquet

Vanessa Chico, Bella Restaurant & Banquet

Bartender: Vanessa Chico

Cocktail: The Raspberry and Lavender G & T

Recipe: Combine

2 oz. lavender-infused Damrak Amsterdam Gin

½ oz. raspberry simple syrup

½ oz. fresh lime juice.

Shake. Strain over ice in a Collins glass with a splash of tonic water. Garnish with a fresh raspberry and lime wheel.

“It’s effervescent and refreshing,” said General Manager Scott Pinocci. “You get the herbal notes from the lavender, a sweetness from the raspberry, and it’s balanced by the acidity of the lime.”

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