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Serving Up: “Limoncello Martini” at Geno’s Grille

Limoncello Martini

Geno’s Grille

98 Main Street

Southington, CT

Bartender Nico DeNovellis

Bartender Nico DeNovellis

Husky fans know Geno Auriemma as one of the winningest coaches in, not only UConn’s, but women’s basketball history. He is a 24-time Big East Coach of the Year, and Olympic coach whose USA women’s basketball team took the gold in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Also a restaurateur and entrepreneur, Geno knows how to offer winning meatballs, veal, fresh pasta, wines and cocktails.

Bartender: Nico DeNovellis

Cocktail: Limoncello Martini

Recipe: Mix over ice:

  • 1.5 oz. Skyy Vodka
  • 2 oz. Pallini limoncello liqueur
  • 1/2 oz. Cointreau
Limoncello Martini

Limoncello Martini

Shake vigorously until ice breaks up. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a fresh lemon twist.

The summery drink has a “tart, crisp lemon [taste] mellowed by the sweet orange Cointreau. Like an Italian kiss from the sun,” said Manager Brittany Kaytis.


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