Ratafià liqueur

Sale price€14,00

Packaging: Glass bottle 0.25 L

Ratafià: "Elisir d'Abruzzo"

The ratafià or ratafia seems to have its origins in ancient Rome where wine, believed to be the drink of the Gods, was tasted together with various fruits to increase its aphrodisiac power. According to other sources, the term ratafià derives from the Latin “rata fiat” from which the term “ratified” with the meaning “decide” evidently alluding to drinking this liqueur as a seal of a verbal contract, a substitute for the most common handshake. Gabriele D’Annunzio called it “the elixir of Abruzzo” praising its sweetness and aphrodisiac qualities. In summer many Abruzzese families produce ratafià according to ancient recipes passed down from generation to generation.